The Order of the Garter

The Order of the Garter is a British chivalric order founded in 1348 by King Edward III. The order consists of 24 members, including the Sovereign and the Prince of Wales, chosen by the Sovereign to honor those who have contributed to national life, held public office, or served the Sovereign personally. The order's motto is "Shame on him who thinks evil of it," and St. George is the patron saint. New inductees are announced on St. George's Day. Upon his mother's death on 8 September 2022, Prince Charles became the Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.