Lots of History of the British Empire here as the Order of the Garter embraces the top tier of the Empires rulers. Dieu Et Mon Droit=God and My Right. I believe this belt & buckle dates prior to 1885 when military regiments each had their own unique buckles. This buckle has the Monarchs cypher in silver on a gold washed or brass buckle including the Order of the Garter.The Belt is in remarkable shape for being no less than 115 years old. The belt as shown is set for a waist of no more than 24 inches with a shoulder strap indicating that the person it was made for would have been a small woman or a child. Being the Garter is involved the belt was most likely for a member of the royal Family. An eBayer with more UK knowledge than I possess has come forward and volunteered that this item may have nothing to do with the Garter.
This is a Full Dress Uniform belt for Army Service Corps. According to their copy of the 1900 Dress Regulations.
On gilt or gilding metal rectangular plate, in silver, the Royal Cypher and Crown within a laurel wreath. Below the wreath a scroll inscribed Dieu et Mon Droit.
This is a direct quote from Appendix 1 of the regulations. Also, on page 79, figure No. 74 you will see the braid pattern for the belt.The book, Dress Regulations 1900 by W. Check out my other listings for Senior British Officers items from the reigns of Queen Victoria through GeorgeV. My area of expertise is Central European History in the time of the German Empire. I would hate to misrepresent an item so I'm putting forward all the information I have available on this item. If anyone can add to this please let me know.
The item "Victorian (1837-1901) Very Rare Ceremonial Belt & Buckle, Possible Royal Origins" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Personal, Field Gear\Belts & Belt Buckles". The seller is "sanderssmg7" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.