College of St George - Windsor Castle

Royal Connection

College of St George

Royal Connection

The connection between the Royal Family and St George’s Chapel is a strong one. Members of the Royal Family have been baptised, married and buried in the Chapel.

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Extract from RDF/HTI documentary ©2004 shown under licence

The Queen is closely involved with the life of the College, attends Mattins at the Chapel on Easter Day and attends an annual service of thanksgiving on Garter Day. There are many other times when the Queen and the Royal Family come to St George’s. In 2014, apart from Easter Day and Garter Day, The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh attended a gathering in the Chapel to mark the 150th anniversary of the Royal College of Organists. During 2015 Her Majesty and His Royal Highness attended a Royal Victorian Order Service in April in addition to Services on Easter Day and Garter Day. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Gloucester attended a Service for The Rifles in the autumn of 2015. The Queen distributed Maundy money at the 2016 Royal Maundy Service which was held in St George's Chapel for the first time since 1959.