Changing Guard Photo Album - Garter Service 2015

Photographer: David M Whitecross
Date: 15th June 2015

The Order of the Garter Service is an important day in the royal calendar when the Garter Knights gather at Windsor Castle to celebrate the ancient order.?

The military, and The Queen's historic bodyguards, play an important part in the proceedings and these photographs, by David Whitecross capture some of what those who apply for tickets and are lucky enough to be invited will see.

Learn more about the Garter Ceremony and how to apply for tickets.

  • Garter Day 2015
  • The Household Cavalry
  • Band of the Household Cavalry
  • The Life Guards
  • Grenadier Guards
  • Band of the Household Cavalry
  • Garter Ceremony 2015
  • Her Majesty The Queen
  • Heralds
  • Garter Ceremony 2015
  • Historic Body Guards
  • The Man in Charge
  • The Life Guards
  • Garter Day 2015
    The Yeoman Guards and Yeoman Warders, (Beefeaters) are among The Queen's Historic Body Guards who take part in the Garter Day proceedings.
  • The Household Cavalry
    The Life Guards and Blues and Royals, in a dismounted role, line procession route for the Garter Ceremony
  • Band of the Household Cavalry
    The Band of the Household Cavalry, resplendent in State Dress, provide musical support.
  • The Life Guards
    TheLife Guards are the only troops allowed to bear arms inside the Royal Palaces.
  • Grenadier Guards
    The Windsor Castle Guard was provided by the Grenadier Guards.
  • Band of the Household Cavalry
    The Band of the Life Guards and Band of the Blues and Royals were amalgamated in September 2014 and became known as the Band of the Household Cavalry. Bandsmen still wear their own regimental uniforms.
  • Garter Ceremony 2015
  • Her Majesty The Queen
    The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh making their way to St George's Chapel.
  • Heralds
    Heralds, like other Officers of Arms, wear a surcoat called a tabard which is decorated with the coat of arms of their master.
  • Garter Ceremony 2015
    Knights and Ladies of the Garter, in their blue velvet robes and black velvet hats with white plumes make their way from the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle down the hill to St George's Chapel past cheering crowds of invited guests.
  • Historic Body Guards
    Dating back centuries, the historic body guards have impressive histories of valour and many colourful traditions are associated with them.
  • The Man in Charge
    Garrison Sergeant Major Andrew 'Vern' Stokes, of the Coldstream Guards, ensures the military side of the Garter Ceremony runs like clockwork
  • The Life Guards

More Photos From David Whitecross

See more of David's stunning pictures on our website or visit Flickr where his work is published under the pseudonym  Scottishborderer.

As David is in Windsor for most Guard Mounts we look forward to bringing you lots more of his pictures, both here and on social media.

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