The Oldest and Highest British Order of Chivalry, founded in 1348 by Edward III. The Order consists of Her Majesty. The Queen who is Sovereign of the Order, His Royal Highness. The Prince of Wales and 24 Knights Companions.
The Queen is not only the Grand Patroness of Freemasonry but heads the Order of the Garter. The Order of the Garter is the parent organization over Free Masonry, worldwide. When a Mason reaches the 33rd degree, he swears allegiance to that organization, and thereby to the Queen. According to researcher Dr. John Coleman, who interviewed a Grand Master at Oxford, the Knights of the Garter are the inner-sanctum, the elite of the elite of Her Majesty’s Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The Knights of the Order of the Garter are the leaders of the Illuminati hierarchy, and Queen Elizabeth II’s most trusted “Privy Council”.
The Knight of the Order of the Garter is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour (inferior only to the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint. New members are always named on St George’s day.
King Edward III established the Knights of the Gartner in 1348.
Prince William was made the 1000’s when he was 25 years old. Royal Knights of the Gartner.
There can only ever by 24 living, Knights of the Gartner.
This is just another example of how addicted to ceremony the elite are.