Abbey welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales to Bath service
Tuesday, 24th May 2022
HRH The Prince of Wales, Great Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, attended the Service and Ceremony of the Oath and Installation of Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the Order at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 24th May 2022.
The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, who also read the lesson from St Paul’s epistle to the Philippians chapter 4, verses 4 - 8.
The Installation of Knights Grand Cross
The Knights Grand Cross of the Order who took the Oath and were installed in Henry VII's Lady Chapel, Chapel of the Order, were:
- General The Lord Richards of Hersmonceux
- General The Lord Dannatt
- Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Stirrup
The Knights and Dame Grand Cross who took the Oath were:
- Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier
- Admiral Sir Philip Jones
- Professor Dame Sally Davies
- General Sir Nicholas Carter
- General Sir Peter Wall
- General the Lord Houghton of Richmond
Also present were: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Bath King of Arms; Rear Admiral Iain Henderson, the Registrar and Secretary of the Order; Major-General James Gordon, The Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod; Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave, Deputy Secretary of the Order; and David White, Genealogist.
HRH Prince of Wales arrives
The service was sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The organ was played by Peter Holder, Sub Organist.
Fanfares were sounded by trumpeters of the Band of the Household Cavalry, under the direction of Trumpet Major Julian Sandford. The Band of the Household Cavalry played under the direction of Major Paul Collis-Smith, Director of Music