Ian Donaldson

Ian Donaldson reviews 'Shame and Honor: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter' by Stephanie Trigg

March 2013, no. 349 26 February 2013
Ian Donaldson reviews 'Shame and Honor: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter' by Stephanie Trigg
Two photographs from the present book, caught by the British press in 2009, vividly testify both to the fun and to the difficulty of maintaining ancient ritual in the modern world. In the first, a widely grinning Prince Harry, one leg extended in parody of traditional marching style, with an equally mirthful Kate Middleton by his side, stands amidst a crowd of onlookers gleefully watching Prince W ... (read more)