What is The National Motto of England?

Dieu et mon droit meaning God and my right, is the motto of the Monarch of the United Kingdom outside scotland. It appears on a scroll beneath the shield of the version of the coat of arms of the United Kingdom used outside scotland.

The motto is said to have first been used by Richard I (1157–1199) as a battle cry and presumed to be a reference to his French ancestry and the divine right of the Monarch to govern.

It was adopted as the royal motto of England by King Henry V (1386–1422) with the phrase “and my right” referring to his claim by descent to the French crown.

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