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Queen Elizabeth Bestows Huge Honor on Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Queen Elizabeth Bestows Huge Honor on Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall received a big honor from her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, just before the new year.

Her Majesty, now 95, announced that Camilla would would become a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter.

Click inside to read what that actually means…

The Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III in 1348 and is the most senior order of knighthood in the British honors system. The number of companions is limited to 24, although supernumerary members do not count towards this total.

The Order includes the Queen, who is Sovereign of the Garter, as well as several senior members of the royal family, and 24 knights chosen in recognition of their work.

Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the monarch to honor those who have held public office, contributed to national life or personally served the monarch.

Prince William, Prince Charles, and the late Prince Philip have all received the Knight honor.

If you missed it, the Queen had some unwelcome company during the holidays.

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