Most Noble Order of the Garter

  • Order founded in 1348, as the highest order of chivalry in England.
  • It is awarded at the Sovereign's pleasure as a personal gift on recipients from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.
  • The order's emblem is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: "shame on him who thinks evil of it") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear it on ceremonial occasions.



Orders of Knighthood