2010-06-15

Mr Daniel Westling's coat of arms and monogram are unveiled

In connection with the marriage of H.R.H. The Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling, H.M. The King has decided to confer upon Mr Daniel Westling the title H.R.H. Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. This title is accompanied by a coat of arms and a monogram.
The National Archives were commissioned by the Royal Court in autumn 2009 with producing proposals for a coat of arms and a monogram. H.M. The King has now confirmed the future Duke's coat of arms and monogram, which were drawn by the National Archives' heraldic artist Vladimir A Sagerlund and designed by State Herald Henrik Klackenberg, working closely with Mr Daniel Westling.

The coat of arms has four fields with an inescutcheon, and is crowned with a prince's crown. The four fields depict the lesser national coat of arms (fields 1 and 4), the coat of arms of the House of Folkung (field 2) and the coat of arms of Västergötland (field 3). The inescutcheon shows Mr Daniel Westling's personal coat of arms, which is derived from the coat of arms of Ockelbo Municipality. The fir twig line, which divides up the shield, and the hammer are found in the municipal coat of arms, but in a different position and in different colours.

The composition of the coat of arms follows an ancient tradition and, with the exception of the inescutcheon and the crown, corresponds completely to that of H.R.H. The Crown Princess Victoria as Duchess of Västergötland. The successor to the throne's coat of arms depicts the coat of arms of the House of Bernadotte in its inescutcheon, and is crowned with a successor to the throne's crown.
 
The monogram consists of the initial D crowned with a prince's crown.

Mr Daniel Westling's coat of armsPDF

Mr Daniel Westling's monogramPDF