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Re: Okay, so which countries still bestow coats-of-arms?
Posted by: Stephen J F Plowman (ID *****0453) Date: June 13, 2007 at 00:42:34
In Reply to: Re: Okay, so which countries still bestow coats-of-arms? by Jason Simmons of 3960

Canada has its own Heraldic Authority and New Zealand has a Herald of Arms Extraordinary linked to the College of Arms in London.

I think any citizen of a nation that has Queen Elizabeth as their Head of State can petition the College of Arms or the Lyon Court. I think it is possible for citizens of Republics within the Commonwealth to do the same. I don't think there is any requirement to do so.

Some European or Scandinavian countries just regulate the Arms of the nobility. The rest of their citizens are free assume Arms.

I could, of course, be wrong.

Yours aye

Stephen


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