Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Next Knight Or Lady Of The Garter

Since there is a vacancy for our oldest order of chivalry, the Most Noble Order of the Garter following the death of Sir Edmund Hillary, the most obvious candidate would appear to be none other than the former Prime Minister, Mr Blair.

There has been some speculation about this and the new Knight (KG) or, indeed, Lady(LG) of the Garter could be a personal friend of The Queen, a former prime minister, retired admiral, general or air marshal; someone who has distinguished him or herself with great service to the Nation. Even HRH Prince William's name has been mentioned as the one thousandth recipient.

His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, KG, is the only knight of the Garter in Northern Ireland. The first Viscount Brookeborough was Ulster's previous KG.

Her Majesty will probably make an announcement about this on St George's Day, 23rd April.

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