Queen Elena of Montenegro's arms

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Ryan Shuflin
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Queen Elena of Montenegro's arms

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 18 Sep 2012, 23:25

So I saw that Queen Elena's arms are this. Image, does anyone know why they are different than those of Montenegro?

Jonathan Webster
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Re: Queen Elena of Montenegro's arms

Postby Jonathan Webster » 19 Sep 2012, 00:38

Because those are the family arms of the Princely (and later Royal) House of Petrovic-Njegos. Only the reigning Vladika/Prince/King of Montengro actually used the Montenegrin Arms of Dominion/State. A rather odd method of differencing Royal Arms (though the contemporary Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal House used a similar system) But a method of differencing nonetheless.

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