Sir Paul McCartney Receives Coat of Arms

On December 31, 2002, former Beatle Paul McCartney was granted a coat of arms for his 59th birthday. Musician Paul McCartney received a very special birthday present this year, a coat of arms to go with his knighthood. Sir Paul McCartney, Kt., M.B.E. received the following arms on December 31, 2002:

"Arms: Or between two Flaunches fracted fesswise two Roundels Sable over all six Guitar Strings palewise throughout counterchanged.

Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours A Liver Bird calling Sable supporting with the dexter claws a Guitar Or stringed Sable.

Motto: ECCE COR MEUM (Behold my heart)"

A picture of the guitar-like heraldry is available at the website.


I am honestly surprised they used the term "guitar strings" in the blazon.