Hundreds of royal fans lined the streets of Windsor to enjoy the pomp and ceremony of the Garter service today as the Queen was joined by members of her family for the historic event.
Her Majesty attended with members of the order, including the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge, at St George's Chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan married in May.
Dressed in lavish ceremonial gear, the Queen cheerily waved to waiting crowds from her open-topped carriage where she sat with Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Camilla looked elegant in a black and white jacket and dress which she teamed with a matching hat.
Excitable crowds were treated to the sight of Garter Knights walking past wearing the traditional blue velvet robes and black velvet hats with white plumes.
Among them were Princess Anne, the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed by crowds as they return to Windsor Castle by carriage following the Garter Service. pic.twitter.com/ZzsxTAwXZo— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 18, 2018
The appointment of Knights of the Garter is in the Queen's gift and is made without consulting ministers.
Recipients of the honour are chosen because they have held public office, contributed to national life or served the sovereign personally.
Other members of the order include former prime minister Sir John Major, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, a past president of the Supreme Court, and Admiral Lord Boyce, a former head of the UK's armed forces.
The Queen is sovereign of the order and a number of other British and foreign royals are additional knights of the order, including the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles and William.
Philip, who has effectively retired from official public duties, did not attend.