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Scottish version of the royal coat of arms -Historic port customs house ,Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal, Greenock , Inverclyde, Scotland, UK at dusk

Scottish version of the royal coat of arms -Historic port customs house ,Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal, Greenock , Inverclyde, Scotland, UK at dusk Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2AR75PB

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39.5 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5207 x 2651 px | 44.1 x 22.4 cm | 17.4 x 8.8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

22 January 2020

Location:

Custom House Quay, Greenock,Inverclyde, Scotland, UK

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The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, or the Royal Arms for short, is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. These arms are used by the Queen in her official capacity as monarch of the United Kingdom. Variants of the Royal Arms are used by other members of the British royal family, by the British Government in connection with the administration and government of the country, and some courts and legislatures in a number of Commonwealth realms. In Scotland, there exists a separate version of the Royal Arms, a variant of which is used by the Scotland Office and the Judiciary. The arms in banner form serve as basis for the monarch's official flag, known as the Royal Standard. In the standard variant used outside of Scotland, the shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland. The crest is a statant guardant lion wearing the St Edward's Crown, himself on another representation of that crown. The dexter supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister, a Scottish unicorn. According to legend a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast; therefore the heraldic unicorn is chained, as were both supporting unicorns in the royal coat of arms of Scotland.

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