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Shield of Arms of the United Kingdom (Variant 1)
Shield of Arms of the United Kingdom (Variant 1)
Quarterly, First and Fourth Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), Second quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), Third quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland). 
 
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Shield of Arms of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Shield of Arms of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 
 
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Shield of Arms of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
Shield of Arms of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
 
 
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Arms of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Arms of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of three points Argent the central point charged with an Escallop Gules. 
 
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Impaled Arms of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Impaled Arms of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of three points Argent the central point charged with an Escallop Gules; impaling Per pale Azure and Gules, a chevron Or, cotised Argent, between three acorns slipped and leaved Or (for Middleton). 
 
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Arms of Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex
Arms of Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of five points Argent the first, third and fifth points charged with an Escallop Gules. 
 
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Shield of Arms of H.R.H. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Shield of Arms of H.R.H. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of three points Argent the central point charged with an Anchor Azure. 
 
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Arms of H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of York
Arms of H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of York
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of five points Argent the first, third and fifth points charged with a Bee volant proper. 
 
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Arms of H.R.H. Princess Eugenie of York
Arms of H.R.H. Princess Eugenie of York
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of five points Argent the first, third and fifth points charged with a Thistle head proper. 
 
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Shield of Arms of H.R.H. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Shield of Arms of H.R.H. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of three points Argent the central point charged with an Tudor rose. 
 
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Shield of Arms of Anne, The Princess Royal
Shield of Arms of Anne, The Princess Royal
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure (for England), 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland), 3rd quarter Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland), with over all a label of three points Argent charged on a centre point with a Heart Gules and on each of the others with a cross Gules. 
 
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Shield of Arms of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Shield of Arms of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, the Royal Arms, with overall a label of three points Argent charged on the centre with cross Gules; 2nd and 3rd, Barry of ten Or and Sable, a crown of rue in bend Vert.

On his marriage to Queen Victoria in 1840, Prince Albert was granted his own personal coat of arms, which was the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom differenced with a three-point label bearing a red cross in the centre, quartered with the arms of Saxony. The Prince's peculiar arms was a "singular example of quartering differenced arms, [which] is not in accordance with the rules of Heraldry, and is in itself an heraldic contradiction." Prior to his marriage he used the arms of his father, undifferenced, following German practice. 
 
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Arms of H.R.H. Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Arms of H.R.H. Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
 
 
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Shield of Royal Arms of United Kingdom (1816–1837)
Shield of Royal Arms of United Kingdom (1816–1837)
In 1816 the Royal Arms were changed after the Electorate of Hanover had become a kingdom in 1814 at the Congress of Vienna, the crown replacing the Electoral bonnet. 
 
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Royal Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Hanover, and Brunswick (1801–1816)
Royal Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Hanover, and Brunswick (1801–1816)
Quarterly: 1st & 4th, Plantagenet (England); 2nd, Stuart (Scotland); 3rd, Ireland; overall an inescutcheon of the Elector of Hanover.

The Acts of Union 1800 united the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. At the same time, King George III abandoned his ancestors' ancient claim to the French throne (since the French monarchy had been deposed). The Royal Arms changed, with England now occupying the first and fourth quarters, Scotland the second, Ireland the third. The Royal Arms used in Scotland has Scotland occupying the first and fourth quarters, England the second, Ireland the third. For the Electorate of Hanover, there is an inescutcheon surmounted by the electoral bonnet. The Arms of Hanover were similar, but lacked the electoral bonnet. 
 
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Arms of the Hanoverian Princes of Wales (1714–1760)
Arms of the Hanoverian Princes of Wales (1714–1760)
The Royal Arms, differenced by a label argent of three points.

Prince Frederick never succeeded his father as Treasurer of the Holy Roman Empire and so the red escutcheon in the centre of his Hanover quarter is empty. 
 
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Royal Arms of Great Britain, France, Ireland, Hanover, and Brunswick (1714–1801)
Royal Arms of Great Britain, France, Ireland, Hanover, and Brunswick (1714–1801)
Quarterly: 1st, Plantagenet (England) impaling Stuart (Scotland); 2nd, France; 3rd, Ireland; 4th, Elector of Hanover.

The Elector of Hanover inherited the throne following the death of Queen Anne under the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701, becoming King George I. The fourth quarter of the arms was changed to reflect the new King's domains in Hanover (Brunswick–Lüneburg, surmounted by the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire for the Holy Roman office of Archbannerbearer or Archtreasurer). 
 
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Royal Arms of England (1603–88, 1702–7)
Royal Arms of England (1603–88, 1702–7)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters, France Modern and England quarterly; 2nd, Scotland; 3rd, Ireland; the shield encircled with the Garter.

[The Royal Arms of Scotland are, Or, a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules.]

Source: Boutell's Heraldry, rev. J. P. Brooke-Little (1970), p. 213. 
 
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Royal Arms of Scotland (1603–88, 1702–7)
Royal Arms of Scotland (1603–88, 1702–7)
 
 
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Arms of H.R.H. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Arms of H.R.H. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
The Royal Arms on a lozenge differenced, viz. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Gules three lions passant guardant Or (for ENGLAND); 2nd, Or a lion rampant Gules within a double tressure flory counterflory Gules (for SCOTLAND); 3rd, Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for IRELAND); overall a label of three points Argent charged on the middle point with a thistle proper and on each of the others with a rose Gules surmounted of another Argent.

Source: Boutell's Heraldry, rev. J. P. Brooke-Little (1970), p. 220. 
 
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Arms of Plantagenet: Royal Arms of England (c.1198–1340, 1360–9)
Arms of Plantagenet: Royal Arms of England (c.1198–1340, 1360–9)
"In 1198 (and perhaps rather earlier) [Richard I's] arms were Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale or. This coat is referred to briefly as England. It was borne by all the later Plantagenet kings. England was borne alone until 1340."

Source: Boutell's Heraldry, rev. J. P. Brooke-Little (1970), p. 207. 
 
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Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland (Shield)
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland (Shield)
Or a lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure, a double tressure flory counterflory of the second. 
 
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Arms of Plantagenet quartering France Modern: Royal Arms of England (c.1400–1603)
Arms of Plantagenet quartering France Modern: Royal Arms of England (c.1400–1603)
Quarterly France Modern and England.

Occasionally found in the form, Quarterly England and France Modern.

[France Modern: Azure three fleurs de lis or.]
[England: Gules three lions passant guardant in pale or.]

Source: Boutell's Heraldry, rev. J. P. Brooke-Little (1970), p. 208. 
 
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Arms of Richard (Plantagenet), 3rd Duke of York
Arms of Richard (Plantagenet), 3rd Duke of York
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, quarterly, France Modern and England, overall a label of three points each charged with three torteaux (House of York); 2nd, quarterly, Castile and León (House of Castile and León); 3rd, quarterly, barry Or and Azure, on a chief of the first two pallets between two base esquires of the second over all an inescutcheon Argent (Mortimer) and Or a cross Gules (de Burgh); and overall an inescutcheon Gules, three lions passant guardant Or, a bordure Argent (Holland, Earl of Kent). 
 
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Arms of George (Plantagenet), 1st Duke of Clarence
Arms of George (Plantagenet), 1st Duke of Clarence
As a royal duke, Clarence bore a differenced version of the coat of arms of the kingdom.

France and England quarterly, a label of three points argent, each charged with a canton gules. (From MS. Harl. 521.)

Source: A. C. Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry, rev. J. P. Brooke-Little (1969), p. 379. 
 
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Arms of 1st & 2nd Dukes of York (1385 creation) [Plantagenet]
Arms of 1st & 2nd Dukes of York (1385 creation) [Plantagenet]
Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, fifth son of King Edward III: France (ancient) and England quarterly, a label of three points argent, each point charged with three torteaux. (From his seal, 1391.)

His son, Edward [of Norwich], Earl of Cambridge (later 2nd Duke of York), until he succeeded his father (i.e. before 1402), bore the same with an additional difference of a bordure of Spain, as were later borne by his younger brother Richard [of Conisburgh] who was created Earl of Cambridge in 1414. Vincent, however, attributes to Edward a label (which possibly he bore after his father's death) of three points, the first and third charged respectively with three castles of Castile and three lions of Leon, and the second charged with three castles of Castile in dexter and three lions of Leon in sinister (as depicted here).

Source: A. C. Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry, rev. J. P. Brooke-Little (1969), pp. 378–9. 
 



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