A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


The big map o the Caminos de Santiago

Wills includes tribute to Diana in Garter crest scallop shel


Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Prince William has had a touching tribute to his late mother the Princess of Wales incorporated into a crest marking his appointment as the 1,000th Knight Of The Garter. The carving, which will sit above William's seat in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, features a small scallop shell - a symbol which formed part of Princess Diana's coat of arms.
Although it's unusual for maternal symbols to be added to a royal coat of arms, the sea shell - which has been a Spencer family emblem for over 400 years - was included at the 26-year-old Prince's specific request.
The design features a roaring lion perched on a crown, with a three-pronged plaque - a symbol showing William is the first-born son - on its chest bearing a tiny red shell motif.
While the shells on the Spencer coat of arms are white, the one on Wills' crest is red, making it especially eyecatching.
The shell, which has been the symbol of pilgrims travelling to Spain's Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela since the 12th century, will be removed when he becomes Prince of Wales.
Crest carvings date from 1348 when Edward III founded the Order of the Garter. Each is still carved from light, strong and durable lime wood - a legacy from medieval times when a version was worn atop a knight’s helmet in battle - and is coated with 24 carat gold leaf designed to last for 1,000 years.


A few items available from the Camino Forum Store



Most read today

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 11 1.4%
  • February

    Votes: 5 0.6%
  • March

    Votes: 35 4.5%
  • April

    Votes: 114 14.5%
  • May

    Votes: 191 24.3%
  • June

    Votes: 55 7.0%
  • July

    Votes: 15 1.9%
  • August

    Votes: 12 1.5%
  • September

    Votes: 236 30.0%
  • October

    Votes: 96 12.2%
  • November

    Votes: 11 1.4%
  • December

    Votes: 5 0.6%