Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jack Donovan, The Tribal Bubble
Pariser mentioned in passing that the Internet’s “founding mythology” promised a world of people who were more connected to one another, but he complained that this hasn’t actually happened.  It hasn’t happened because that’s only what people publicly say they want. What they privately, or subconsciously, desire is what these companies are giving them: new ways to separate themselves from others and form competing identity groups. Marketing people are better psychologists than psychologists.

Like Patrick Bateman, people say they care about “ending hunger” and genocide and so forth, but they don’t really care about people dying in Africa. Not in any personal, emotionally connected way. The concern they express is a social affectation. If Robin Dunbar is to be believed, we can’t care about people in Africa. Not really. It’s been found that, even on Facebook, most of us can only maintain a meaningful friendship with 150 or so people. Everyone else is a virtual friend—or a virtual stranger. Our brains are wired for small communities, not “one world tribe.”

We seek out ways to create in-groups and out-groups. Sometimes we do this playfully, as with sporting rivalries, though it is not unusual for sports fans to become violent or angry on behalf of their teams. Often we do it politically, ideologically, socially, racially, nationally. We form philosophical cliques and movements. East coast vs. West coast, South side vs. North side, Greeks vs.Trojans, boys against the girls, Democrats vs. Republicans, MoveOn vs. The Tea Party, Christians vs. Muslims vs. Jews, hip-hop vs. punk rock vs. emo, dog lovers vs. cat lovers, Ford vs. Chevy, and Mac vs. PC.

Online social networks have also created a pathway for otherwise average people to separate themselves from the social norms of their geographical location.

Why not just humanure?

Japanese scientist creates edible meat alternative made from recycled human waste
Japanese Scientists Create Meat From Poop: "Because Tokyo Sewage asked him to. Tokyo is swimming in sewage mud, it seems, and there's only one way it can save itself and that's eat it."

Really? There is no other way to recycle the "waste"? Tokyo needs to take bigger steps towards sustainability. How much energy is required by the process of creating this "food product"?

The Humanure Handbook (Joseph Jenkins, Inc.)
Starting a New Humanure Compost Pile
Humanure: the end of sewage as we know it?

Related:
Breaking Down the Bones: How to Compost Meat and Other Animal Products

Diane Sanfilippo interviews Erwan Le Corre

Underground Wellness: MovNat with Erwan Le Corre (mp3)

Skip forward to 3:00 since the first 3 minutes of the program was botched.

(The director of Farmageddon will be on the radio program on Monday.)

Erwan Le Corre and MovNat
Fitness to Survive in the Wild
Wild Fitness







More on MovNat.

Related:
How to Build a Local Primal / Paleo Community (by Someone Who's Done It)
Fluoride depletes iodine in the body, causing hypothyroidism and immune deficiency
Fr. Z: About Fr. John Corapi with observations about our times

Well, it's too late for me to heed Father's advice. And I have some additional thoughts from me: Fr. Corapi may be thinking that he doing the work of God and helping others. I do not think that it is a question of making a living for himself, since despite his suspension, he is being supported by his religious community? Or am I wrong about that, and he is without any means of support? Would his vows prevent him from taking a "normal" job? And is he truly in a canonical limbo without any redress under canonical law?

I don't think Fr. Corapi or anyone associated with him will be reading this. I hope, though, he will reconsider his decision, as it seems to be a cause for scandal.

The Curt Jester
Derwent Vale: Scott Nygaard, Brittany Haas and Tristan Clarridge
陳淑樺 張國榮 當真就好


Information about special Masses for the feast day of St. Josemaría Escrivá this June. (The local celebration is today, at the Cathedral of the Assumption in San Francisco at 10 A.M.)
NYT: 2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate By CHARLIE SAVAGE

An oldie in the debate between CST and the Austrian school

On FB, John Médaille posts a link to Rupert J. Ederer's review of The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Paul Gottfried, How the Left Conquered the Right

pfs-2011 Paul Gottfried, How the Left Conquered the Right from Sean Gabb on Vimeo.


Via a comment to this post at Unqualified Reservations, in which the author talks about "slow history."

Fiddling and more...

Sierra Hull, Brittany Haas, Courtney Hartman, Road to Columbus, Grey Fox 2010


The Girl I Left Behind

Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas play old-time tunes


Brittney and Natalie Haas play a favourite Scottish tune


another; Brittany and Natalie



Brittany Haas, Tashina Clarridge and Abigail Washburn - Shady Grove


Fiddler Vid has more. See also Mike Block String Camp.

Lauren Rioux (MS)
Brittany Haas

Friday, June 17, 2011

Are we to have no heroes?

Read some disturbing allegations against Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P. Having seen no evidence to back up the charge or heard the testimony of supposed witnesses, how can I not be skeptical? Was an investigation launched by the local ordinary, his Dominican superiors, or Rome? Those who came out against Fr. Maciel approached various authorities. (And remember, he was also investigated in the 50s.) Is this true of former members of the Community of St. John?


Association Vie Religieuse et Familles



Misc.
Richard Chonak, A diagnosis of the West, 33 years ago
Chant Cafe: Brilliant and Yet Unreported and Colloquium XXI, first recordings

What is there to be said about the Vancouver riot?

I thought Canada was more civilized? What a bunch of spoiled kids.

Steve Sailer; on the idiocy of the narcissists who record their participation in such acts

Vancouver chief to civilians: ‘I’m sorry we could not back you up’
Nearly 150 hurt in Vancouver riot following hockey loss
Vancouver riots: The shame and the blame spread online
Time

The police chief is Chinese. At least he's from the department. Don't know about his qualifications. Were they prepared for another riot?

A website for identifying rioters.

Winslow T. Wheeler gives an appraisal of Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense

What Gates Didn't Fix

The Myth of the Rational Customer

Mercator: I feel, therefore I buy
Neuroscience has put the last nail in the coffin of the rational consumer.
What the Frack? Obama Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer on Peak Oil + Energy Policy (via the Post Carbon Institute FB page)

Fr. Corapi's announcement

I've written very little about the accusations against Fr. Corapi at this point -- if you want you can find the info online. Fr. Corapi has released a statement as to his plans for the future.




The announcement on the blog
.

Many who have benefited from his preaching are shocked and saddened by what is going on. Some have expressed dismay and disappointment, either with the bishop or with Fr. Corapi (sometimes it isn't clear). My own thoughts -- I find his decision to become an underground minister baffling. It is understandable that he cannot exercise public duties as a priest because of his suspension. But it would seem that no one is so important that God cannot do without him. If Fr. Corapi is a victim of injustice, cannot he appeal it to Rome? If that is not fruitful, or if he has no other course of action to take with respect to the Church, then maybe he is being called to suffer as a victim of injustice. Wouldn't this be the opportunity for him to just be a hermit? (I thought he had professed this desire often.)

God's saving action is greater than one man (or ego). Can it truly be the case that God wants someone to operate outside the bounds of the Church? Should not a minister always be under ecclesial authority, no matter how unjust a bishop is acting, and if he is unjustly deprived of his office should he not resign him to the fact? It seems to me that this is the preferred course of action for the saints of the Church?

Baffling. Let us pray for him.

It's pathetic

that being a consumer and doing some shopping counts for being "productive" for me. Went to Korea House for lunch, the quality of the kalbi was very bad today, bad enough to make me not want to go again. Has the restaurant changed owners again? Afterwards, I dropped by Nikaku in San Jose's Japantown. How long before the neighborhood becomes a relic of the past and of interest only for tourists and office workers in the area who want Japanese food for lunch? How many Japanese(-Americans) actually live within the vicinity of Japantown? How long before the demographic crush of the area north of downtown San Jose overtakes Japantown?

Nikaku hasn't changed much since I last visited (2 or 3 years ago?). But the store seems to have reduced its inventory and isn't purchasing many new items? The online catalog hasn't been updated for some time. Will the anime store eventually be phased out?

I dropped by Kinokuniya SJ afterward to see what was new. (It didn't have the items I was looking for, so I'll have to go to the one in SF again.) The Mitsuwa shopping plaza is being renovated -- I can't tell if they're expanding Mitsuwa. (I still remember when it was Yaohan.) Someone did a vlog of the shopping center last year.
月圆花好 by 童丽 Tong Li

Buck opens today

NPR review by David Edelstein of Buck. Buck Brannaman's homepage.

Northern California Regional Showcase 2011

'Slow Money' Keeps Food, Economy Local
The principles around 'Slow Money' are sustainability and long-term thinking about how and what we buy.

More info about the Northern California Regional Showcase (taking place on Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Conference Center at Fort Mason, San Francisco).
This season's American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery.

Scotty McCreery News

Another song from Country Strong

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The High School Reunion

Tickets are $85 each until a certain date, later in July, after which they will be $100 each. I haven't decided if I'll be going or not. Most of my friends will not be there, so what's the point. Of the rest of my graduating class, I do not think there would be many who'd be all that interested in catching up.

An update on the Dominican rite

Fr. Augustine Thompson: Current Status of the Dominican Rite: A Summary
Questions and Answers on the Dominican Rite

I hope the Dominican rite will be celebrated regularly at Blessed Sacrament.

Dr. John Cuddeback on Friendship

True Friends
The How-Tos and Joys of Christian Friendship
by Joseph Pronechen

There is a FB page for Dr. Cuddeback's book, True Friendship.

Peak credit and a flight to simplicity by Chris Cook

Asia Times  - from 2008; apparently someone on FB thinks it is helpful for understanding the global economy now.

Peak Oil - the theory that we may be at or near a peak level of oil production - while remaining controversial is at least now respectable. But is the continuing credit crash masking another inconvenient truth? Might banks now be experiencing the aftermath of peak credit? 
One of the callers to this afternoon's show with Dr. Fleming referred to the American "superstate." I think calling it the American empire has some advantages, as the word "empire" has associations with regards to the internal organization and also to the conduct of its foreign affairs. I think another caller (or maybe the same caller) broached the topic of home rule. (The Illinois State Constitution.) The 2 hours were much too short.

Video: The ZT 0350



Kershaw

More videos:
ZT0350 Update
GearBuyersGuide
Another review

MilSpecMonkey
Tactical Knives

"The Paleoconservative Invasion of Rockford Talk Radio!"

An alert from Mr. Scott Richert - the editors of Chronicles will be on the Paul Youngblood Show this afternoon, 1 PM PST. You can listen to the show online.

Items of Interest, 16 June 2011

Counterpunch: Fukushima and the Nuclear Establishment By KARL GROSSMAN
The Big Lies Fly High

Shale gas: Not a 'game changer' after all
by Kurt Cobb

I saw a link to a piece recommending cob houses be built in California, but I can't remember where... I've been looking at cob houses again...

The Year of Mud: Cob and natural building: Video: Two Beautiful Low Impact Roundhouses in Wales
I Love Cob!

Jack Hunter on Kirkpatrick Sale

Radical Kirk
Kirkpatrick Sale’s secessionism brings left and right together.

2 from the Spring 2011 edition of The Intercollegiate Review

"Rethinking Calhoun" by Adam Tate
"Four Myths about the Crusades" by Paul F. Crawford

The Tuttles

Molly Tuttle sings Annabelle written by Gillian Welch


Aissa Lee sings Pins and Needles

The Tuttles with AJ Lee
more videos





Gillian Welch - Annabelle
Big Sky Big Grass jam. Haas, Garrett, Falco & Kilby

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Archdruid Report: Profligacies of Scale

The Archdruid Report: Profligacies of Scale: "Technology, for a great people nowadays, is their source of meaning and their hope of salvation. Most liberals, conservatives, atheists, and plenty of people who think they belong to some other religion all put their trust in the great god Progress and wait prayerfully for him to bring a future that, they insist, must be better than the present. However poorly founded that faith may be, it plays an immensely important role in today’s industrial cultures, and the death of Progress in our time thus bids fair to deal the same shattering blow to our present certainties that the death of God announced by Nietzche measured out to te equally comfortably certainties of the nineteenth century."
周華健 - 花心(KTV)


A cover of "Hana."

Telluride Bluegrass Festival next weekend

38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival -- too far away for me!

Faces of Telluride, Part 3: Nora Jane Struthers, Fresh Face





Her website.

Lewis McCrary on single-sex dorms

Should Coed College Dorms Cause an Uproar?

I think Mr. McCrary is correct in his claim that single-sex dorms are just one step in reforming university life, but what is needed is a conversion of hearts. It used to be that universities would act in loco parentis. Perhaps it is time for Catholic universities to shore up the authority of parents and push for relocalization. But first they'd have to agree on the purpose of a university education...

President Garvey's Inaugural Symposium: Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University

"The Rainbow Connection"

Webb's Parting Shots by John Feffe (reprinted in Counterpunch)

Will someone who truly represents the interests of Virginians replace Senator Webb when he leaves office? What we don't need is another faux conservative but somenoe who truly embodies Southern tradition.What's next for Senator Webb? (I' hope not becoming a corporate lobbyist.)

Esquire interview

Related:
Virginia's history
The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal: Essays after I'll Take My Stand
(I'll Take My Stand)
The New Southern Agrarians – The Rawles Redoubt  and The Southern Agrarian



Misc:

UVa: Students and traditions
Virginia Institute for Public Policy?

More on "chivalry" from Dalrock

See Dalrock's follow-up to the post to which I linked earlier this week: Lets you and him fight.

Tom Piatak on Cardinal Stepinac

Mr. Piatak responds to Mr. Trifkovic.

Photos from the end of the Order of the Garter Service



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Ednburgh leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after attending the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walk down the steps of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle following the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales leaves St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after attending the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after attending the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)




LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after attending the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Anne, Princess Royal attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: The feathers in the helmets of the Gentlemen at arms are whipped about by the wind as they line the steps of St Georges chapel for the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Former Prime Minister Dame Margaret Thatcher stands on the steps of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle following the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Former Prime Minister Dame Margaret Thatcher (L) is accompanied by her daughter Carol Thatcher at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle following the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Garter Service in a carriage at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor June 13, 2011. (Reuters/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Princess Anne, Princess Royal leaves the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Princess Alexandra leaves the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Sophie, Countess of Wessex leaves the Garter Service in a carriage at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members.

Order of the Garter Service 2011




LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive to attend the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)




LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Princess Anne, Princess Royal arrives to attend the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)




WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)




LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II attends the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)






WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrives for the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (centre), Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (far right) arrives for the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



Britain's Prince William (C) arrives at the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor June 13, 2011. (Reuters/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waves to crowds as she arrives to attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)




WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches the Garter Service pass by on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members.  (Getty/Daylife)



Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) and the Duchess of Cornwall talk as they watch the procession at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 members. (Getty/Daylife)




WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: William, Duke of Cambridge and his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales proceed during the Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh proceed during the Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II is watched by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she proceeds during the Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Princess Anne, Princess Royal (R) and her brother Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attend the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: A police officer is carried away on a stretcher after fainting outside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle while on duty for the annual Order of the Garter Service on June 13, 2011 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. (Getty/Daylife)



Members of the Household Cavalry rest during a pause in proceedings at St George's Chapel during the Knights of the Royal Garter ceremony in Windsor, England, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP/Daylife)


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