If Stephanie follows the tradition, she will incorporate her family Coat of Arms into that of her future husband's.
The end result would probably be something like this.
Unmarried ladies usually have their Arms depicted on a lozenge and with a blue ribbon (symbol of spinsters). Once married, the Arms are depicted on a shield.
For example, the Duchess of Cambridge's family Coat of Arms were incorporated into that of Prince William's, creating this end result.
... saw the Coat of Arms and Crest of the House of de Lannoy which of course is the family of Countess Stephanie de Lannoy, soon to be bride of HGD Guillaume of Luxembourg...I must say it's magnificent, far more regal and impressive than that of the Grand-Ducal House.
1. de Lannoy Arms
2. de Lannoy Blazon
3. Luxembourg Lesser Arms
4. Luxembourg Royal Arms
Probably because they aren't used that much, but also what should they use or create? The coats of arms are more impressive, if that's what you want. What are you expecting? And what is a good example of more imaginative?
A good example of imaginative can be found in the Danish Royal House, where a totally new cypher, different from Joachim's and Marie's individual monograms was created on the occasion of their wedding:
Why have a monogram and what is it's official purpose and use (I'm already aware of mongrams on bone china to celebrate royal weddings).
I don't know whether it's the official purpose of monograms or not, but they're mainly used on stationery, as letterhead, and as such for both private and official correspondence. When a lady-in-waiting/secretary writes on behalf of a Bristish royal, for instance, she/he writes on the same monogrammed stationery as the one the said royal uses for his private correspondence (I've seen this recently, on the occasion of Harry's jubilee tour, there was a girl who posted a typed letter she received from an official with Harry's monogram -- the girl had written to him and she posted a video showing the answer on youtube.) Stationery with individual monograms is used for individual correspondence, the one bearing the combined/wedding monogram is used when it's the couple who's writing. The Danish royals also use their wedding monograms on the cover of the order of service of the christenings of their children and on menus of banquets celebrating the couple's anniversaries (in the UK, as far as I know,they use their coat of arms instead.) Again in DK, we have Queen Margrethe's cypher as a monarch, for official correspondence (with the initials MR 2, Margrethe Regina the second), and another one depicting an M, used for her personal correspondence, then there's Prince Henrik's monogram and their wedding monogram, which also appears on menus when they celebrate their wedding jubilees. They also use their wedding monograms in wrought iron at the gates of castles, for example, Schackenborg had the combined monogram of Joachim and Alexandra on the gates, then it was replaced by the wedding monogram of Joachim and Marie after 2008.
These are military style brushes from the turn of the century. I figured they might belong to someone of importance. They are 100% ivory. The monogram reads R. H. R. with the first letter in reverse. Sorry for the bad pic in the middle. It reads "REAL IVORY" "MADE IN ENGLAND". If anyone knows anything about this, I would greatly appreciate the information.
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I recently purchased a piece of silver with a handle, at the top fo the handle is a monogram and crown. The piece is hallmarked with date letter for year 1881, and was originally retailed at White, Bond St., London. I have done some research, but have not been able to find an exact match.
Attached 2 pics, the first showing what I believe to be the front and the 2nd pic the back.
Any help in identifying the monogram would be much appreciated.
The crown is definitely the British crown of a "Child of a Sovereign". I can't imagine whose initials they could be, though.
Thank you for your reply it gives me hope the mystery will one day be figured out. I was reasonably satisfied with it being British. I however can not decipher the monogram itself. First I thought 2 Cs front and reversed, then C & O, and lastly G and G in reverse. The center character on the other hand is one I absolutely no idea or guess. I do like a good mystery, so will continue the search. Once more, thank you.
This is a monogram WR with three plumed crown on a Bing & Grondahl porcelain dish, made in Denmark sometime between 1914 and 1947. Can anyone help me identify this? Thank you so much!
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Welcome to the Royal Forums. The plumed crown seems to be the Prince of Wales's feathers, Prince of Wales's feathers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The prince of Wales between 1914 and 1937 was the future king Edward VIII, later the duke of Windsor. I wouldn't think that the dish was made for him personally, but rather for some organization, regiment or other that were connected to the Prince of Wales and was permitted to use the Prince of Wales's feathers as a part of their monogram.