Foreign News: 27 Garters

Every British schoolboy learns that in 1348 the Countess of Salisbury embarrassingly shed a garter on a crowded, royal ballroom floor. Courtiers tittered but gallant Edward III saved the situation by putting the thing on his left leg, proclaiming, "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (Evil be to him who evil thinks). Thus was inaugurated the Most Noble Order of the Garter, most exalted in the British Knighthood. It is one of two Orders which admit women.

Last week King George, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother Mary, and 24 other knights—youngest, the Duke of Norfolk;...

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