On the Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend I was lucky enough to be invited by Stephen and his daughter, Chloë, to photograph their grant of arms ceremony at Birmingham Council House. A grant of arms ceremony is where a person and his or her descendants obtain the right to bear a particular coat of arms or armorial bearings. It was a really spectacular day, with the letters patent being delivered in the council chamber, followed with a drinks reception and dinner in the banqueting suite. Some of my favourite images from the day are shown below.
More information on the granting of arms can be found on the College of Arms website.