Monday, 21 June 2021

The Duke of Cambridge

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS Prince William Philip Arthur Louis, Baron Carrickfergus, Earl of Strathearn, and DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, KG KT PC, is 39 today.
  • Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter 
  • Extra Knight of the Most Ancient & Most Noble Order of the Thistle
  • Colonel, Irish Guards
  • Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Navy
  • Major in the Army
  • Squadron-Leader, Royal Air Force
  • Personal Aide-de-Camp to HM The Queen
  • Privy Counsellor, 2016


Seamus Bellew said...

Tim, The escallop on the label is derived from the Spencer Coat of Arms: Quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters a Fret Or over all on a Bend Sable three Escallops of the First. This has been borne by the two princes’ ancestors, the Earls Spencer, for many centuries and was used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The label of course for an elder son, Prince Charles.

Timothy Belmont said...

Hi Seamus,

Many thanks for that, an interesting distinction.