This section lists the days when those of Knight Grand Cross rank wear their collars.
Those of Knight Grand Cross wear their collars on the following variable days:
|Easter Sunday||Whit Sunday|
|Easter Monday||Whit Monday|
|Easter Tuesday||Whit Tuesday|
|Ascension Day||Trinity Sunday|
and on the following fixed days:
|January 1st||New Year’s Day|
|January 6th||Twelfth Day|
|February 2nd||Candlemas Day|
|February 24th||St Matthias|
|March 1st||St David|
|March 17th||St Patrick|
|March 25th||Lady Day|
|April 23rd||St George|
|April 25th||St Mark|
|May 1st||St Philip and St James|
|May 29th||Restoration of the Royal Family|
|June 24th||St John the Baptist|
|June 29th||St Peter|
|July 25th||St James|
|August 24th||St Bartholomew|
|September 21st||St Matthew|
|September 29th||St Michael and All Angels|
|October 18th||St Luke|
|October 28th||St Simon and St Jude|
|November 1st||All Saints|
|November 30th||St Andrew|
|December 21st||St Thomas|
|December 25th||Christmas Day|
They also wear their collars when due notification is given and when Her Majesty opens or prorogues Parliament and by those taking part in the Ceremony of an Introduction of a Peer in the House of Lords. They are not worn after sunset, nor when mounted on Ceremonial Parades, such as Trooping the Colour, unless directions to that effect are specially given. They should be worn over the shoulder straps or epaulettes of Uniform Coats, and also over aiguilettes, and fasted by White Satin Bows 1½ inches wide, the Collar hanging at equal distance back and front.
In the case of possessors of two or more Collars, only one should be worn at a time.
When the Collar (from which the Badge is suspended) is worn, the Riband with its Badge should not be worn, but it may be replaced by the Riband of another Order.