In connection with her christening yesterday, it was announced that Princess Leonore’s coat of arms and monogram have been approved by King Carl XVI Gustaf for future use.
The coat of arms, drawn by the heraldic artist of Riksarkivet (The National Archives) Henrik Dahlström, consists of an oval shaped shield with four fields that split the arms, a middle heart field and a ducal/princely crown adorning it to mark the royal dignity. The four fields show the Lesser National Coat of Arms (fields one and four), the Folkunga dynasty’s arms (field two) and the coat of arms of Princess Leonore’s duchy Gotland (field three). The heart shield shows the Bernadotte coat of arms.
The province coat of arms of Gotland (landskapsvapen in Swedish) is a blue field with a standing silver ram with golden horns and hoofs, carrying a golden stick decorated with a cross and a flying banner in the same golden colour, decorated with a red field and five flaps of gold. This motive stems from the first known seal of Gotland from 1280 and reminds us of the Agnus Dei motive. The landscape coat of arms is in its usual function crowned with the ducal/princely crown.
The monogram, drawn by the former heraldic artist of Riksarkivet (The National Archives), Vladimir A. Sagerlund, consists of the simple initial L that is adorned by the ducal/princely crown to mark the royal dignity.