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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s coat of arms

Kate’s coat of arms features those of her husband Prince William impaled with those of her father.

The coat of arms was granted to her father by the College of Arms in April 2011.

Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms, the senior officer of the College of Arms, helped the family with the design.

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Kate’s coat of arms denotes she is the daughter of Michael Middleton and the wife of the Duke of Cambridge.

The dividing line (between two colours) down the centre of the coat of arms is canting of the name ‘Middle-ton’.

The acorns on the arms are a traditional symbol of England and a feature of west Berkshire, where the family lived.

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Three acorns also denote the family’s three children.

A gold chevron in the centre of the arms is an allusion to Carole Middleton’s maiden name of Goldsmith.

Two white chevronels symbolise peaks and mountains, and the family’s love of the Lake District and skiing.

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