The media coverage of the upcoming royal wedding is a little nuts, which may explain why Kate Middleton’s spanking new coat of arms features three acorns.
That, or it was designed by squirrels.
Reports indicate “an insignia is a prerequisite for those marrying into the Royal Family.”
I assume love is a prerequisite as well, but I didn’t see that reported anywhere today.
Middleton, 29, will marry Prince William April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
The daughter of flight attendants, Kate’s clearly helping the family reach new heights.
The official wedding web site says the images of important wildlife food “represent Mr. and Mrs. Middleton’s three children.”
“Acorns were chosen because the area in which the children were brought up – West Berkshire, England – is surrounded by oak trees. Additionally, oak is a long-established symbol of both ‘England’ and ‘Strength.’”
There’s more: “The gold chevron, which sits at the centre of the design, represents Mrs. Middleton, whose maiden name is Goldsmith. The two thinner chevrons, which sit either side of the gold chevron, allude to hills and mountains and represent outdoor pursuits that the family enjoy together. The colours blue and red were chosen as they are the principle colours from the flag of the United Kingdom.”
“Miss Middleton’s Coat of Arms has been presented in the form of a ‘lozenge’ and is shown suspended from a ribbon, which indicates that she is an unmarried daughter.”
As a lad, I often designed my own coat of arms, but my heraldic shield generally featured dirt bikes, shotguns and unicorns. Not what I’d choose today, but I’d take it over acorns.