The royal signet of the Prince of Wales
The use of the left-hand pinky finger as the wedding ring and royal signet or initial ring of the British Royal Family is shrouded in family secrecy. Nevertheless, it is an ironclad tradition dating back to the sons of Queen Victoria. The Queen’s son Prince Leopold wore many rings on his left pinky, as did all of the sons of King George V.
It was previously common for men of the upper class to wear a signet with their arms or badges engraved on them. In the days when letters were sealed with sealing wax, the ring was used to press the seal into the wax so the recipient would recognize who the sender was.
In present day, Prince Charles wears the official signet of the Prince of Wales, which is nearly 175 years old and was last worn by the former King Edward VIII (styled as the Duke of Windsor following his abdication) when he was still Prince of Wales.
The royal signet bears the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales. It consists of three silver (or white) feathers rising through a gold coronet of alternate crosses and fleur-de-lys. The motto “Ich Dien” is on a dark blue ribbon beneath the coronet. The motto is written as a contraction of the German phrase for “I serve”.
Its use in royal heraldry goes back to the time of Edward, Prince of Wales (the Black Prince) in the 14th Century. Experts in heraldry believe the feathers may have been used by the family of Edward’s mother, Philippa of Hainault, but the “Ich Dien” motto formed part of the arms of the King of Bohemia.
whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the both, i wanted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!
playlists // don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? / upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut
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depression // how to love yourself / alternatives to self harm / what am i feeling? / if you feel like crap / dealing with depression / let go of your past. / what is depression? / depression & cutting/things to do instead of cutting / alternatives to self harm / the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes) / things to do when you’re sad / feel good 101: depression/ stop cutting, create instead
anxiety/stress // soundrown / build stuff with sand / rainymood / chill out / zen garden / managing stress / social anxiety tips / PTSD forums / anti-anxiety masterpost / a place to think / calming manatee / the dawn room / 100,000 stars / types of anxiety disorders / anxiety attack tips / anti-anxiety foods / using a thought diary / panic attacks & anxiety /
eating disorders // bloating in recovery / why you must eat / what is ED recovery? / learning to love your body / how to eat a fear food / helping someone with an eating disorder / 281 reasons to recover /
movies, documentaries, tv // action movies / disney movies / scary movies / movies for angsty teens / my mad, fat diary / mean girls / blue is the warmest color / submarine / teen wolf / the vampire diaries / pretty little liars / american horror story / bob’s burgers / the mindy project / ultimate teen movie masterpost / hannah montana / sherlock / american beauty
I’d like to add 7 Cups of Tea to this list, for when you want to talk to a trained listener about something that’s upsetting you