Queen Alexandra's Coat of Arms. The Arms are the British Royal Family's with the Danish Royal Arms impaled (the smaller crest within the main one, on the right hand side) The Lion is taken from the British Coat of Arms and the 'Norseman' (who has discoloured with time) from the Danish. Circa 1905. Dimensions 88 cm/34¾ inches (width) x 94 cm/37 inches (height).
William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley and his wife, Rachel Countess of Dudley. Coronation robes worn for the crowning of the Prince of Wales who became King Edward VII in 1902. King Edward [Bertie] was a friend of the Ward family who visited and stayed at Witley Court.
The eight Royal Beasts in the Tudor Garden have been painted (and gilded) with the correct heraldic colours of the period. The Yale has the body of an Antelope, a Lion’s tail and horns which can swivel round to counter attack from all quarters. It is usually shown spotted with gold roundels (called bezants). The horns, hooves, tusks, tufts of hair and the crown about its neck and its chain are all gold.