Coats of Arms
A special exhibition, featuring numerous coats of arms, is currently on display at the Amalienborg Museum and will continue until the end of 2013. In keeping with a 300-year-old tradition, persons awarded the Order of the Elephant or the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, are asked to provide their coat of arms so that they may be painted both in the armorials of the orders, and on a stall plate for display in the Chapel of the Royal Orders of Knighthood in the church of Frederiksborg Castle. The exhibition includes the coats of arms of foreign notabilities such as former American President Dwight D. Eisenhower and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as well as prominent Danes such as physicist Niels Bohr and former Prime Minister I.C. Christensen. The coats of arms on display serve as a testimony to the living armorial tradition in connection with the royal Danish orders, as well as to underline the importance of orders of knighthood and merit, both nationally and in international relations.
Photo: A sketch for the coat of arms of the British princess Elizabeth (II), who was presented with the insignia of the Order of the Elephant in 1947.
The catalogue can be purchased at the price of 40 kr in the museum shop. You can find more information on guided tours Here.