|The Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded on May 18, 1725, by King George I. Its name refers to the ceremony of bathing, fasting, and praying before being knighted. The ceremony has not been performed since 1815. The order consists of the Sovereign (the British sovereign), the Great Master (Prince of Wales), and three classes: Knight or Dame Grand Cross, Knight or Dame Commander, and Companions. The order’s motto is “Three joined in one,” which refers to the union of England, Ireland, and Scotland as well as the Holy Trinity. Members who serve or have served in the military also use “I serve” as a motto. The Order of the Bath is one of the most senior in the British Honors System.