The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, today held a Chapter of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the Throne Room, Windsor Castle.
The Duchess of Cambridge, The Countess of Wessex, The Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were present.
The following Knights Companion were present: the Lord Carrington, the Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal the Lord Bramall, the Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, the Lord Ashburton, Sir Timothy Colman, the Duke of Abercorn (Chancellor), Sir William Gladstone, Bt., Field Marshal the Lord Inge, Sir Antony Acland, the Duke of Westminster, the Lord Butler of Brockwell, the Lord Morris of Aberavon, the Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, the Lord Luce, Sir Thomas Dunne, the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the Lord Boyce and the Lord Stirrup.
The Officers of the Order were: the Bishop of Winchester (Prelate), the Dean of Windsor (Register), Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter), Lieutenant General David Leakey (Black Rod) and Mr. Patric Dickinson ( Secretary).
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Matheson of Matheson, younger (Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood), Mr. Hugo Bertie (Page of Honour) and Viscount Aithrie (Page of Honour) were in attendance.
Her Majesty invested the Baroness Manningham-Buller with the Insignia of a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and the Lord King of Lothbury with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later gave a Lunch Party.
The Installation Service was held in St. George’s Chapel this afternoon.
Detachments of Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty in the Chapel.
The Queen was represented by the Lady Susan Hussey (Lady in Waiting) at the Memorial Service for Lady May which was held at the Temple Church, London EC4, this afternoon.