List of current Knights and Ladies of the Garter

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The Most Noble Order of the Garter is a British order of chivalry. It is the world's oldest national order of knighthood in continuous existence and the pinnacle of the British honours system (after the Victoria Cross and George Cross). Its membership is extremely limited, consisting of the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales—both being members ex officio and gaining membership upon acceding to one of the titles—and not more than twenty-four full members, or Companions. Male members are known as Knights Companion, whilst female members are known as Ladies Companion. The Order can also include certain extra members (members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs), known as Supernumerary Knights and Ladies. The Sovereign alone grants membership to the Order.

Members ex officio[edit]

Name Year of appointment Present age Banner Notes
Crown of Saint Edward (Heraldry).svg The Queen Sovereign since 1952 92
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Sovereign of the Garter
Coronet of the British Heir Apparent.svg The Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, CC, QSO, CD, PC, ADC(P) 1958 70
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Royal Knight Companion of the Garter

Knights and Ladies Companion[edit]

Member number[N 1] Name Known for Year of appointment Present age Banner
1-(973) United Kingdom Field Marshal The Lord Bramall KG GCB OBE MC JP Former Chief of Defence Staff and Lord Lieutenant of Greater London 1990 94
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2-(976) United Kingdom The Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG Businessman and philanthropist 1992 91
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3-(977) United Kingdom The Lord Ashburton KG KCVO DL Banker and businessman 1994 90
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4-(983) United Kingdom Sir Timothy Colman KG JP Businessman, yachtsman and former Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1996 89
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5-(986) United Kingdom The Duke of Abercorn KG Former Lord Steward of the Household 1999 84
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6-(988) United Kingdom Field Marshal The Lord Inge KG GCB DL Former Chief of Defence Staff and Constable of the Tower of London 2001 83
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7-(989) United Kingdom Sir Antony Acland KG GCMG GCVO Former Ambassador, Permanent Secretary to the FCO and Head of the Diplomatic Service 2001 88
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8-(992) United Kingdom The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO PC Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service 2003 80
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9-(993) United Kingdom The Lord Morris of Aberavon KG PC QC Former Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Attorney-General and Secretary of State for Wales 2003 87
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10-(994) United Kingdom Sir John Major KG CH PC Former Prime Minister 2005 75
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11-(999) United Kingdom The Lord Luce KG GCVO PC DL Former Lord Chamberlain and Governor of Gibraltar 2008 82
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12-(1001) United Kingdom Sir Thomas Dunne KG KCVO JP Former Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester 2008 85
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13-(1002) United Kingdom The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC Former Lord Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court 2011 80
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14-(1003) United Kingdom Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL Former Chief of Defence Staff 2011 75
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15-(1004) United Kingdom Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Stirrup KG GCB AFC Former Chief of Defence Staff 2013 68
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16-(1005) United Kingdom The Baroness Manningham-Buller LG DCB Former Director-General of MI5 2014 70
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17-(1006) United Kingdom The Lord King of Lothbury KG GBE FBA Former Governor of the Bank of England 2014 70
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18-(1007) United Kingdom The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 2016 70
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19-(1008) United Kingdom Sir David Brewer KG CMG CVO JP Former Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and former Lord Mayor of London 2016 78
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20-(1010) United Kingdom Lady Mary Fagan LG DCVO JP Former Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 2018 79
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21-(1011) United Kingdom The Viscount Brookeborough KG Former Lord in Waiting to The Queen and Lord Lieutenant of Fermanagh 2018 66
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22 Vacant [N 2]    
23 Vacant [N 3]    
24 Vacant [N 4]    

Royal Knights and Ladies Companion[edit]

Name Year of appointment Present age Banner Notes
Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM, GCVO, ONZ, GBE, AK, QSO, GCL, CC, CMM, CD, PC, PC (Can), ADC(P) 1947 97
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recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain
Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign.svg The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) 1985 83
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Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Princess Royal, KG, KT, GCVO, QSO, CD[1] 1994 68
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Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign.svg The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, SSI, GCStJ 1996 74
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Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign.svg Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO, CD[1] 2003 81
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Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) 2006 58
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Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) 2006 54
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Coronet of a Child of the Heir Apparent.svg The Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC(P) 2008 36
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1,000th Knight of the Garter

Stranger Knights and Ladies Companion (also known as Extra Knights and Ladies Companion)[edit]

Name Year of appointment Present age Banner Notes
Luxembourg Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, KG 1972 97
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Denmark The Queen of Denmark, LG, GCVO 1979 78
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recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain
Sweden The King of Sweden, KG, GCVO 1983 72
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recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain
Spain King Juan Carlos I of Spain, KG 1988 80
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recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain
Netherlands Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, LG, GCVO 1989 80
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recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain
Japan The Emperor of Japan, KG, GCVO 1998 84
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Norway The King of Norway, KG, GCVO 2001 81
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recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain
Spain The King of Spain, KG, GCVO 2017 50
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[2]
Netherlands The King of the Netherlands, KG 2018 51
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[3]

Officers[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The number shown in brackets is the individual's place in the wider order of appointment since the Order's inception.
  2. ^ Vacant following the death of Sir Ninian Stephen, former Governor General of Australia, on 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ Vacant following the death of Sir William Gladstone, former Chief Scout, on 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ Vacant following the death of The Lord Carrington, former Secretary-General of NATO and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on 10 July 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Debretts
  2. ^ 16:30, 12 JUL 2017Updated18:03, 12 JUL 2017 (2017-07-12). ""Every terrorist attack is an attack on every one of us": King of Spain pays tribute to Britain after Manchester and London atrocities - Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  3. ^ Moniek Bloks (2018-10-23). ""King of The Netherlands appointed a supernumerary Knight of the Garter". www.royalcentral.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-29.