The Queen, accompanied by 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 Cornwall, The Countess of Wessex, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and The Duchess of Gloucester were present.
The following Knights Companion were present: Field Marshal the Lord Bramall, the Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, the Lord Ashburton, Sir Timothy Colman, Sir Antony Acland, 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, Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Stirrup, the Lady Manningham Buller, the Lord King of Lothbury, the Lord Shuttleworth and Sir David Brewer.
The Officers of the Order were: the Bishop of Winchester (Prelate), the Dean of Windsor (Register), Mr Thomas Woodcock (Garter), Ms Sarah Clarke (Black Rod) and Mr Patric Dickinson (Secretary).
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon (Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood), the Hon Augustus Stanhope (Page of Honour) and Lord Culloden (Page of Honour) were in attendance.
Her Majesty invested Lady Mary Fagan and the Viscount Brookeborough with the Insignia of Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
The Queen 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.