Prince William and Kate get new Coat of Arms

The Conjugal Coat of Arms for Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kensington Palace

There are a lot of new things happening for Prince William and wife Kate -- they're parents to new baby Prince George, set to soon move into their new home at Kensington Palace and now have a new coat of arms.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Conjugal Coat of Arms will represent the duo "in heraldic terms as a married couple," the palace said.

Queen Elizabeth II approved the design earlier this year, and it was shown in public for the first time Friday.

Designed by The College of Arms in London, Conjugal Arms traditionally show the separate shields of a royal husband and wife, side by side. On the left is William's shield, a version of the Royal Coat of Arms presented to him on his 18th birthday by the queen. On the right is the Middleton family's Coat of Arms, granted to the family in 2011 ahead of Kate's marriage to William.

In addition to their Conjugal Arms, William and Kate also each have their own Coats of Arms to represent themselves as individuals, the palace added. Kate was granted her own Coat of Arms after the couple's royal wedding. It was made by placing her husband's Coat of Arms next to those of her family, in what is known as an impaled Coat of Arms.

Take a look at the couple's new Coat of Arms below:

The Conjugal Coat of Arms for Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kensington Palace
  • Jessica Derschowitz

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