On this day, in 1815, Prince Willem....

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Posted by: Marc-André Laverdière

Created on: March 16 2016 at 16:30

On this day, in 1815, Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the Netherlands.

The arms of the Netherlands are:

Arms: Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or.
Crest:  the (Dutch) royal crown proper
Supporters: two lions Or armed and langued gules.
Motto: "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain")
Others:  a pavilion gules  topped with the royal crown.


File:Royal coat of arms of the Netherlands.svg - Wikimedia Commons

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