The shield depicts 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.

On the left is a 'statant guardant' lion wearing the St Edward's Crown and above is a crowned English lion; to the right a chained Scottish unicorn, a dangerous beast. In the greenery below, a thistle, Tudor Rose and shamrock represent Scotland, England and Ireland.

The coat features the motto of English monarchs, "Dieu et mon droit" (God and my right), and the motto of the royal garter "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (Shame upon him who thinks evil of it - don't be cynical !).