Today in Edinburgh took place the investement ceremony of Prince William as member of the Order of Thistle.
L'ordine, il più prestigioso dopo quello della Giarrettiera, rappresenta la più alta onorificenza scozzese e, sebbene le sue origini siano più remote, si ritiene sia stato creato da Giacomo III a cavallo tra '400 e '500 che cambiò il simbolo della Scozia adottando il cardo.
Questa onorificenza spetta a soli 12 cavalieri e viene data a persone, uomini o donne, che hanno svolto un ruolo pubblico o si sono adoperate per la propria nazione.
The Order of the Thistle represents the highest honour in Scotland. It is second only in precedence in the UK to the Order of the Garter. Even though the date of the foundation of the Order is not known it seems that the Order may have been founded by James III who changes the Royal symbolism in Scotland, adopting the thistle as the Royal plant badge.
The Order counts just 12 knights honours Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life.
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William verrà insignito all'indomani del suo 30 compleanno nella Thistle Chapel della St. Giles' Cathedral.
William will become member of the Order after his 30th birthday an he will be nominee in the Thistle Chapel della St. Giles' Cathedral.
|Order of Thistle Chapel via articlesweb.org|
Kate and William in Scotland are not known as the duke and duchess of Cambridge but as count and Countess of Strathearn as made clear by the tartan Strathearn scarf that the duchess wore for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on River Thames and brought today too (Thanks Charlotte and Anna for the info)
Today Kate wore a yellow coat signed Emilia Wickstead and the the Epsom Derby Whiteley hat already recycled for a recent wedding.
|She accessorized the coat with Emmy custom brown suede shoes and £495.00Kiki McDonough Eternal' Citrine Drop Earrings |
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In attesa di ulteriori foto potete vedere un video della giornata in cui appare anche la bella Kate, seguiranno aggiornamenti.
Waiting for more pics of the day here is a video where you can see also the beautiful Kate, Update will follow