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Queen installs two new Garter Knights as rain causes Royals to seek shelter

By Tony Jones

Published 14/06/2016

The Queen arrives for the Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The Queen arrives for the Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex at church
Crowds at St George’s Chapel

The threat of rain meant the spectacle of the Queen and her entourage parading through Windsor Castle's grounds yesterday was cancelled.

Instead, the monarch, royal members of the Order of the Garter and the Garter Knights sheltered in limousines as they made their way to the chapel.

Also attending the service were the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Royal, and the Duke of York.

A group of royals entered the chapel through a different entrance to their partners, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex.

Two new Garter Knights were installed during the Garter Day service, which is traditionally held on the Monday of Royal Ascot week.

Former Lord Mayor of London Sir David Brewer and Charles Kay-Shuttleworth, 5th Baron Shuttleworth, the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, took up their new posts.

The Queen formally invested them with their insignia in the throne room at Windsor Castle, and at the start of the St George's Chapel service, the new companions were installed.

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