Wearing an appropriately patriotic cross of St George, Prince William took part in the ancient Order of the Garter Service before flying out of the country to support England’s World Cup campaign. He was created a knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter two years ago, joining other members of the Royal Family, senior politicians, and eminent public figures.
Dressed a blue velvet hat with extravagant ostrich feather plume, Prince William joined his grandmother, the Queen, for the annual procession through the streets of Windsor of the nation’s oldest order of chivalry, created by Edward III in 1348. Due to the absence of his father, the prince walked alongside his uncles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – whom he bears a remarkable resemblance to.
Hours after attending the ceremony William jetted out with his bodyguards to Africa, where he is due to embark on his first joint official tour with younger brother, Prince Harry, tomorrow.