Coat of arms combines William & Kate's shields

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new conjugal coat of arms combines the shield granted to Prince William on his 18th birthday by the Queen and Kate's shield, which was created for the Middleton family ahead of the couple's wedding.

William's shield is shown on the left and shows a variety of Royal emblems from different parts of the UK: the three lions of England, the lion of Scotland and the harp of Northern Ireland

The new Coat of Arms has been created from the individual shields of Wills and Kate.
The new Coat of Arms has been created from the individual shields of Wills and Kate. Credit: Kensington Palace/PA Wire

It is surrounded by a blue garter bearing a motto, translated as "Shame to those who think evil of it," which symbolises the Order of the Garter.

The Middleton family's coat of arms on the right is divided into two colours: red and blue. The three acorns represent the three Middleton children, Kate, Pippa and James and it is surrounded by a wreath of oak to balance the Duke's garter.

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Wills & Kate's new coat of arms

Kensington Palace has released a picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new Conjugal coat of arms.