Now that the royal baby, Prince George, has arrived safe and sound, Kate Middleton and Prince William can get down to brass tacks. One housekeeping item the couple had to cross off of their list was to join together their families’ coats of arms into one united vision, known as the “Conjugal Coat of Arms.”
The new coat of arms “represents them in heraldic terms as a married couple” according to a press release from Kensington Palace. Clarence House tweeted the very bright display of colors and pageantry that unites the Middleton and Windsor families earlier today. Prince of Wales reports that the seal was designed by the London College of Arms, and was personally approved by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.
The design features the Prince’s shield on the left, which shows a lion to represent England, a unicorn for Scotland, and a harp for Ireland. Kate’s shield displays a regal red and blue color color scheme, along with a gold chevron and a scattering of acorns.
We hope this united symbol of the royal couple’s love will endure for all time, but the palace stated that the Duke and Duchess will also retain their original coats of arms themselves. "The Conjugal Arms will be theirs forever, however, as their circumstances and roles alter, elements of the accoutrements around the shields may change.”