Kate Middleton Gets a Coat of Arms
Kate Middleton’s family have had a coat of arms designed to feature on the Royal Wedding programme.
The design was commissioned by Michael Middleton, Kate’s father, as a fitting way to mark the marriage of Kate to Prince William.
The design brings together different elements of the family’s current and past history in it’s symbolism.
There are 3 acorn sprigs representing each of the 3 Middleton children, the Oak tree is common to the area where the Middletons have lived in Berkshire and is a traditional symbol for England signifying strength and honor.
There is also a gold colored inverted V on the design, this is a link to Carole Middleton, Kate’s mothers, maiden name of Goldsmith. Running parallel to this on either side are 2 smaller white inverted V’s, said to represent the Middleton’s love of skiing and the Lake District.
The design will only be used by Kate Middleton up to the point that she marries Prince William and in keeping with this, there is a blue tied ribbon at the top of the coat of arms which signifies an unmarried women.
Once married the design will be integrated within Prince Williams own coat of arms.