A COAT OF ARMS HAS FINALLY BEEN CREATED FOR THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX
The design which was approved by the Queen and Mr Thomas Woodcook (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England) features a songbird symbolising the ‘power of communication’ which is joined with Prince Harry’s royal lion Coat of Arms.
The Arms features also represent her home state California and it is represented by two golden rays symbolising the sunshine over there; the blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast and beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California’s state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.
A Coronet has also been assigned to The Duchess of Sussex. It is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.
Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms said:
The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design. Good heraldic design is nearly always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British Royal Arms. Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for almost nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Livery Companies in the City of London.
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