Sunday, 29 September 2013

Conjugal Arms

Every royal needs a coat of arms. What I didn't realise is that married royals get a Conjugal Coat of Arms. Kensington Palace has released this picture of the new coat of arms for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to represent them as a married couple. Prince William's shield (left) is combined with the Middleton family shield, granted by the Queen in 2011 prior to Kate's wedding, to make an "impaled" coat of arms! The collar of the royal lion bears a scallop shell from the Spencer coat of arms, to represent the prince's mum. The good news is that the couple will still use their own coats of arms to represent themselves as individuals, saving stacks of headed notepaper from the bin (CLICK).


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