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Order of the Garter service held at Windsor Castle

Order of the Garter service held at Windsor Castle

David Lee

Order of the Garter service held at Windsor Castle

Hundreds of people gathered to watch the Queen’s annual Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle today.

Prince William and Prince Charles leave the Order of the Garter service.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince William all joined the monarch to mark the special service.

But there was no sign of the Duchess of Cambridge, who only gave birth to her second child Princess Charlotte last month.

Founded by Edward III in 1348, the Order is the oldest British Order of Chivalry and Knights of the Garter can only be appointed by the Queen.

This year’s event saw no additions to the Order of the Garter but hundreds still packed out Windsor Castle to catch a glimpse of the royals.

The Queen walked through the castle grounds alongside Prince Philip before attending a service in St George’s Chapel.

A rousing rendition of the national anthem rang out from the chapel during the service, which lasted for just under an hour.

Following the service, fans applauded the Queen as her horse-drawn carriage weaved through the castle grounds.

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