Order of the Garter – A Piece for the British Royal Family

Order of the Garter for the Royal Family“The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward III in 1348.

The Order, consisting of the King and twenty-five knights, honours those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.” (The Official Website of the British Monarchy)

Each knight of the garter is ordained with a customized piece (like the one commissioned by the Sovereign from Steven), to display the favor shown upon the knight.

It is considered among the highest honors to be chosen by the Sovereign to bear this crest and it was a higher honor still for Steven to create one of these exclusive pieces.

For more on the Order of the Garter and its meaning within British tradition, click here.

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