Special instructions have been received by her Majesty's Government, that Union Flags be half-masted from 8 a.m. on Sunday, 15th December, until 8 p.m., the same day, to mark the funeral of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela. Any other UK national flags flown alongside the Union Flag when…
Special instructions have been received to request that buildings of Her Majesty's Government fly the Union Flag at half-mast on 10 December 2013, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. This is to mark the memorial service of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa. Any other UK…
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 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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