Former Aussie Prime Minister for Life John Winston Howard is set to wear garters, according to knowledgable types. The award is the sole preserve of Her Majesty. God Bless her Garters.
The Order of the Garter the oldest and most significant Order of Chivalry was founded by Edward III in 1348 and counts among its elite members 24 knights plus Royal knights.I wonder if Sir John of Tooronga and Kirribilli (Has he left yet?) and Lady Hyancinth will take up residence in a castle and who will wear the garters in that family? They can spend their retirement pretending to be king and queen.
The irony is that the vacancy is that it is to replace Sir Edmund Hillary. Talk about diminishing the value of the award.
Update: Bummer for Johnnie, Wills got the nod.