Personal coats of arms of members of the Royal House
The King uses the coat of arms of the Kingdom as the royal coat of arms. If he abdicates he will revert to the coat of arms that he used as heir to the throne. Each member of the Royal House who was born a prince or princess or who acquired the title of prince or princess by marriage has a personal coat of arms.
The coat of arms of the Kingdom appears in the first and fourth quarter of these personal coats of arms with the bugle horn of the House of Orange in the second and third quarter and in the central shield the person’s own family arms, such as in Queen Máxima’s coat of arms, or the arms of the person’s mother- or father-in-law.