"with the insignia of Garter" (U15.4451)

The Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by King Edward III ca. 1350. Membership is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, 24 members, plus selected "extra" knights and ladies (British Royal Family, or foreign monarchs). Its emblem is a garter with the motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' (Old French: Shame upon him who thinks evil upon it), The badge shows St George slaying a dragon, encircled by the garter. It is ceremonially worm around the left calf by knights, and the left arm by ladiesEdward was indeed a Knight of the Garter (1858).