Today is #NationalUnicornDay. Did you know that the Royal Coat of Arms features a unicorn?
The mythical creature is the national animal of Scotland.
The Arms are seen across the UK on coins, official buildings and Royal vehicles.
After The Queen’s Coronation in 1953, the ‘Queen’s Beasts’ were created to illustrate Her Majesty’s ancestry. They include the unicorn of Scotland holding a shield of the old Royal Arms of Scotland.
Sculptures of these beasts can be found at Westminster Abbey (where The Queen’s Coronation took place) and at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew. The unicorn also appears in various places at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.