873. Exemplification and record of arms.

As regards armorial bearings the royal licence1 contains a proviso that the arms are to be exemplified according to the law of arms and recorded in the College of Arms2, and that otherwise the licence and permission are void and of no effect3.

It is the duty of the Kings of Arms4, as the delegated representatives of the Sovereign, to determine the arms of the testator or settlor, and to exemplify these to the person authorised by the royal licence to bear them. Should the testator or settlor have had no valid claim to arms, the Kings of Arms grant