The Coat of Arms of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Granted: 17 July 2005
Published: 17 July 2005

The Coat of Arms of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
The Coat of Arms of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
College of Arms

On 17 July 2005 Her Majesty The Queen signed a Warrant granting her daughter-in-law, The Duchess of Cornwall, a new coat of arms to signify her position as wife of the heir apparent to the throne, The Prince of Wales. The shield shows of the arms of the Prince of Wales impaled with the already existing arms of the Duchess' father, Major Bruce Shand. The shield is supported on the dexter side by the Prince's own dexter supporter, and on the sinister by a boar taken from the Shand crest. Over the shield is the single-arched crown to which the Duchess is entitled as consort of the heir apparent, as laid down by the Royal Warrant of Charles II dated 9 February 1661.

The arms of Major Shand, used in the sinister half of the Duchess' shield, are blazoned as follows:

Azure a Boar's Head erased behind the ears Argent armed and langued Or on a Chief engrailed Argent between two Mullets Gules a Cross crosslet fitchy Sable.

The sinister supporter is blazoned as follows:

A Boar Azure armed and unguled Or langued Gules and gorged with a Coronet composed of crosses formy and fleurs-de-lys attached thereto a Chain reflexed over the back and ending in a ring all Or.

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