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THE ORDER OF THE GARTER
“Founded by King Edward III in 1350.
While attending a court ball, the beautiful Countess of Salisbury’s blue satin garter fell to the floor.
The King retrieved it, and on hearing the courtiers titter, cried,
“Honni soit qui mal y pense”—“Evil to him who evil thinks”.
Then Edward pinned the garter on his own breast—
thus the “order of the Garter” became a coveted honor.”
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