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Order of the Garter

knighthood

Garter, Order of the, highest order of British knighthood, established in 1348 by King Edward III. It consists of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, 25 knights, and such foreign rulers and others as the monarch may name. Its patron is St. George.

See also: Knighthood, Orders of.

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