knight of the thistle

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one gifset per appearance → prince william’s installation as knight of the thistle, edinburgh (05/07/2012)

The Duke of Cambridge was installed by the Queen as a Knight of the Thistle, along with other members of the Royal Family such as the Queen herself, Prince Philip and Princess Anne. The Duchess of Cambridge participated in the service, which is held at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. A parade later went around the streets of Edinburgh, where thousands of people had gathered.

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From our stacks: Illustrations from A concise history of knighthood. Containing the religious and military orders which have been instituted in Europe … Also accounts of the installations of the Garter, Bath, Thistle, and St. Patrick … To which is added the antient ceremonies used at duels, combats, justs, and tournaments. The whole embellished with 82 copper plates … Collected from the best and most approved prints and manuscripts. With a correct index to the whole. Hugh Clark. Printed for W. Strahan,1784.

Master post on why 2012 was a great year for William and Kate

sooo lately I’ve been reminiscing on the incredible year that was 2012 for william and kate, and being in the royal fandom, so i suggest we forget our troubles about Kates Hemlines, and people complaining about work and lets remember this glorious year shall we 

it all started in January of 2012, we entered the year with these wonderful photos 

it was extra special because we got to see Lupo (remember when lupo was william and Kates only baby and they took him everywhere now we barely see him) 

next William left his wife and only child (lupo) to do some training and we got to see Kate by her self and this happened 

this adorable photo came about and it started all the “Kate will be a wonderful mom” talk 

now here we have Kate looking adorable as always 

LETS NOT FORGET THAT KATE GAVE HER FIRST SPEECH! JUST LIKE A BOSS 

next we entered March and we got to see the Slay Queens themselves do an engagement together and i think we can all agree it was AMAZING 

it was also the day they blessed us with the royal side eye 

as time went on Kate did more solo engagements and William came home to his wife and only son (lupo) and we saw them celebrate their ONE YEAR 

we also got to see comfy Kate play field hockey in jeans that the worlds media commented on over and over again 

WE CANT FORGET WILLIAM BEING KNIGHTED ORDER OF THE THISTLE (i think i spelt that wrong)

then the weather got warmer, the sun appeared and we got to enjoy polo matches and more engagements BUT the fun really started in June with THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE (god save the QUEENNNNNN) 

IT STARTED WITH THE RIVER PAGEANT (which tbh when i first heard about it i didn’t know it was a river pageant and thought it was like a UK pageant, with models and stuff so you can imagine how dumb and confused i was)

(look at the flick of the wrist starts playing in the background) 

Lets not forget: Prince Philipe was hospitalized and missed the concert, 

but the concert went on

the next day was the Thanksgiving service where the famous royal trio was hung over af 

and that was also the day Kate and Harry created the cool squad that william wasn’t invited to 

BUT IT DOESNT STOP THERE!! 

THE LONDON OLYMPICS BEGAN AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE SAW KATE GREET OTHER ROYALS 

and the 100th baby rumor started when kate touched her belt 

SPECIAL MENTION TO THE QUEEN WHO BECAME A BOND GIRL AND KEPT MR BOND WAITING FOR A WHOLE 10 SECONDS  

 we were ALSO blessed with these photos 

william and kate also did the wave

TWICE

there was also dancing 

and lets not forget GRUMPY HARRY 

the olympics ended with a BANG with the cool kids squad 

HONORARY MENTION TO THESE: 

WE GOT ED SHEERAN 

ONE DIRECTION 

PELE 

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY WE GOT THE SPICE GIRLS 

AND VICTORIA BECKHAM SHADING THE REST OF HER EXBAND MATES ALL IN ONE NIGHT! 

OKAY OKAY MOVING ON 

AUGUST CAME AND LEFT WITH THOSE NUDE PHOTOS OF PRINCE HARRY!!! you thought i forgot about those???? 

okay next was the Cambridges south east Asia tour 

and we got prince william dancing 

we also got normal photos of kate and wills 

but lets not forget kate smiled and was tough af because this is when her topless pictures got released 

but ANYWAYS! WE GOT THIS PHOTO THAT WOULD BE USED EVERYWHERE WHEN ANNOUNCING BABY CAMBRIDGE 

after that we got Kates photography pictures from her trip 

okay, the tour ended and they did more engagements but we also got to see the day where they made baby cambridge 

lets not forget this 

(that was the only photo i could find) 

and then november came and went and we got kate visiting her old school but lets get to the most important thing 

DECEMBER 3RD 2012 WAS THE DAY WE HAD BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE APRIL 29TH 2011 

BABY CAMBRIDGE WAS REAL AND IT WAS COMING 

AND WE ENDED THE YEAR WITH KATE AND DAVID BECKHAM HANGING OUT AT AN AWARD SHOW 

AND we also got christmas with the middletons 

IT WAS A GLORIOUS YEAR FROM START TO FINISH AND IF THIS MASTERPOST DOESNT PROVE IT TO YOU, YOUR WRONG! 2012 WAS AMAZING AND I WOULD SO ANYTHING TO RE LIVE IT 

PEACE 

 His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Grand Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member of the Order of Merit, Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, Extra Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Canadian Forces Decoration, Member First Class of the Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, Member of the Most Distinguished Order of Izzuddin, Honorary Member of the Darjah Utama Temasek,   Collar of the Royal Family Order of Saints George and Constantine with Swords, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, Knight of the Order of hte elephant, Knight Grand Cross with Swords of hte Royal Order of George I, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Phoenix, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Charles, Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav, Knight Grand Cross with the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero, Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, Knight Grand Cross with Chain of the Order of the Queen of Sheba, Knight Grand of the Order of the Tower and Sword, Member First Class of the Order of King Faisal I, Knight Grand Gross of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic, Knight Grand Cross of the the Order of the Netherlands Lion, Member First Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya, Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose, Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence, Knight Grand Band of the Order of the Star of Africa, Knight Grand Cross Extraordinary of the Order of Boyaca, Knight Grand Cross in Brilliants of the Order of the Sun, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Condor of the Andes, Collar of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Knight Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cross,Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Libertador General San Martin, Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon, Collar of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance, Member First Class of the Order of the Supreme Sun, Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrystanthemum, Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, Yugoslav Great Star of the Order of the Yugoslav Star, Star of Palestine, Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Leopard, Grand Collar of the Order of the Infante Dom Henrique, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the Golden Ark, Member First Class of the Military Order of Oman, Collar of the Order of Independence, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Aviz, Member Special Class of the Order of Muhammad, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III, Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland,Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Christ, Order of the Federation, Member of the Distinguished First Class of the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, Lord of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Privy Councillor of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom thanks Mr. Abbott for, at length, getting the recognition he deserves