Learning with regret of the death of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa on 5 December, special instructions have been received requesting that all Union Flags on buildings of her Majesty's Government be flown at half-mast from 8 a.m. this morning until 8 p.m. this evening,…

From the Archives

07 October 2013
Over the years the College has received many donations of manuscripts, photographs and some artefacts from retiring College employees, Officers of Arms, or their families. These will not go on to form part of the College's official records, but are nonetheless worthy of preservation in its archives. Modern computer systems…
Released today are the conjugal Arms of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which were approved in February this year by Her Majesty The Queen. Conjugal Arms are those that show the separate shields of a husband and wife, side by side. In this case, the two…
By Letters Patent dated 26 July 2013, Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to appoint John Michael Allen-Petrie to the office of Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms, vacant since the promotion of David Vines White to the office of Somerset Herald in 2004. John Petrie (right) was born in…
Following the announcement of the birth of a son to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, instructions have been received that the buildings of Her Majesty's Government should fly the Union Flag at full mast from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., tomorrow, 23 July 2013. Local authorities…

By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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