FILE - In this July 23, 2013 photo, Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital in London where the Duchess gave birth on July 22.

Kirsty Wigglesworth, Associated Press - Ap

In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace, the new Conjugal Coat of Arms for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is shown.

, Associated Press

Britain's royal couple has a new coat of arms

  • Associated Press
  • September 28, 2013 - 3:19 PM

LONDON — Some couples buy matching outfits. Royal couples get matching heraldry.

Britain's College of Arms said Friday that Prince William and his wife Kate have been awarded a joint logo which will represent them as a couple "in heraldic terms."

The conjugal coat unites William's busy royal shield — replete with English and Scottish lions (and a harp to symbolize Ireland) — with Kate's more understated red-and-blue shield marked by a chevron and three acorns.

Elaborate heraldry has long been a part of the pageantry surrounding the royals and Kate's family was granted its own coat before she married William in a ceremony watched live by millions.

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