Britain's royal couple has a new coat of arms

9/27/2013
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's joint coat of arms.

COLLEGE OF ARMS

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

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.