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Britain's royal couple has a new coat of arms

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's joint coat of arms.

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LONDON  — Some couples buy matching outfits. Royal couples get matching heraldry.

Britain’s College of Arms said today that Prince William and his wife Kate have been awarded a joint logo which will represent them as a couple “in heraldic terms.”

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The conjugal coat unites William’s busy royal shield — replete with English and Scottish lions (and a harp to symbolize Ireland) — with Kate’s more understated red-and-blue shield marked by a chevron and three acorns.

Elaborate heraldry has long been a part of the pageantry surrounding the royals and Kate’s family was granted its own coat before she married William in a ceremony watched live by millions.

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