Coat of arms of Monaco
Coat of arms of Monaco
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Escutcheon fusily (lozengy) argent and gules, surrounded by the collar of the Order of Saint-Charles
Supporters Two Friars Minor hairy, bearded and wearing shoes, each of them holding a raised sword, standing on a scroll charged with the motto
Motto Latin: Deo Juvante
Orders Order of St. Charles
Other elements A Coat of Arms is placed on a red coat lined with ermine, surmonted by the princely crown

The Royal Arms of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II are his arms of dominion in right of Monaco.

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Interior

The central shield is "blazoned" (described in the technical language of heraldry), fusily (or lozengy) argent and gules.

Exterior

The monks supporting the shield in the coat of arms allude to the conquest of Monaco in 1297, when François Grimaldi entered the city with soldiers dressed as monks, with swords hidden under their cassocks.

The collar surrounding the shield represents the Order of St. Charles.

Motto

The Grimaldi motto, Deo Juvante, is Latin for "With God's help".

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