Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Prince of Wales Feathers
Over on the Royal Central website there is a fairly recent (March 24, 2015) article entitled "Not just a feather in the cap: a brief explanation of The Prince of Wales feathers" by Cindy Stockman which goes into the design, history, and usage of the ostrich plumes and crown badge of the Prince of Wales.
(The badge is below the shield and within an oak wreath in this depiction of the arms of the Prince of Wales done about 1800.)
It's a nice article, full of facts and factoids, and gives one of the best, and most concise, discussions of this royal badge that I have seen.
You can find the full article on the Royal Central website at http://royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/not-just-a-feather-in-the-cap-a-brief-explanation-of-the-prince-of-wales-feathers-46542