The Legend of the ‘Leg-End’ - the Knights of the Garter

Legend of the Leg End - The UK Royal Family by Prince Arthur, on Flickr

The British Royals at the Head of the Order

Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, KG (apptd 1947) – Head of the Order
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG #902 (apptd 1947)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, KG #920 (apptd 1958)
Princess Anne, Lady of the Garter (apptd 1994)
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG#997 (apptd 2006)
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG #998 (apptd 2006)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG #1000 (apptd 2008)

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG#966 (apptd 1985)

Order of the Knights of the Garter
Founded 1348, Woodstock, Oxford



The Legend of the ‘Leg-End’ - the Knights of the Garter
Legend of the Leg End - The Holy Roman Emperors by Prince Arthur, on Flickr


Past Knights of the Order of the Garter included the following NINE Holy Roman Emperors - not bad for a 'British' Order of Knights

  • Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor KG #127 1415.
  • Albert V, Duke of Austria KG #153 1438.
  • Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor KG #176 1457.
  • Maximilian, King of the Romans KG #239 1490.
  • Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor KG #264 1508.
  • Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor KG #279 1524.
  • Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor KG #351 1568.
  • Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor KG #363 1578.
  • Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor KG #643 1814.


Are the Knights of the Garter connected with the ‘Boot of Italy’ and the Holy Roman Empire?

Order of the Knights of the Garter


A Catholic Order - Founded 1348, Woodstock, Oxford



The Legend of the ‘Leg-End’ - the Knights of the Garter

Legend of the Leg End - The Sicilian Triskelion and the Boot of Italy by Prince Arthur, on Flickr

Past Knights of the Order of the Garter included the following FOUR Kings of Sicily.


  • Alfonso V of Aragon (Alfonso the Magnanimous) King of Sicily KG#166 (appointed 1450)
  • Ferdinand I King of Sicily and Naples KG#192 (appointed 1463)
  • Ferdinand II of Aragon (el Católico) King of Sicily KG#218 (appointed 1480)
  • Alfonso II King of Sicily and Naples KG#242 (appointed 1493)


Are the Knights of the Garter connected with the Three Legs of Sicily (the Triskelion), the ‘Boot of Italy’ and the Holy Roman Empire?

Order of the Knights of the Garter


A Catholic Order - Founded 1348, Woodstock, Oxford