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Order of the Garter Insignia presented to Prince Albert by Queen Victoria two days before their marriage in 1840, originally set for King George IV in 1829.

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Order of the Garter Queen Victoria’s sash badge (Lesser George). The Order of the Garter is the highest English order of Chivalry, and is one of the most important orders in the world. The centre is a brown cameo of St. George attacking the dragon with a sword. This is encircled by an open garter with an inner boarder of 20 brilliants and an outer boarder of 31 brilliants.

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The Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter is a chain of pure gold. The chain is composed of enamel plaques depicting the famous blue garter with the Order's motto, Honi soit qui mal y pense ("Shame on he who thinks ill of it"), surrounding a rose which are separated by gold knots. Different Collars may have slightly varying forms of the plaques and knots. The Collar is worn draped over the shoulders.

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Lesser George of the Order of the Garter; double-sided enamelled gold St George on horseback about to slay the dragon with a sword, within enamelled oval gold garter border; set with four shaped diamonds and fourteen rubies. England 1628-1629. | © Trustees of the British Museum

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