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Fife, 3rd Duke

SHIELD: Quarterly:

1st, Or a Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure (Dukedom of Fife);

2nd, the arms of the United Kingdom as borne by King Edward VII differenced by a Label of five points Argent the points charged with two Thistles between three Crosses of St George Gules (The Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife);

3rd, grandquarterly: 1st and 4th, Vert a Fess dancetty Ermine between a Hart's Head cabossed in chief and two Escallops in base Or (Duff of Braco); 2nd and 3rd, Gules three Skeans paleways Argent hafted and pommelled Or surmounted by as many Wolves' Heads couped of the third (Skene of that Ilk);

4th, Gules a Banner displayed Argent charged with a Canton Azure a Saltire of the second (Bannerman of Elsick);

Overall an inescutcheon Argent an Eagle displayed Azure armed beaked and membered Gules on its breast an Antique Covered Cup Or (Carnegie)

The inescutcheon is ensigned of an Earl's Coronet proper

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: The 3rd Duke of Fife also had complex arms. The text is adapted from the Wikipedia articles as is the image used for back ground information.
When the 2nd Duchess of Fife died in 1959, her hereditary peerages passed to her nephew James Carnegie (1929–2015), eldest son of her younger sister Princess Maud and her husband Charles Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk (1893–1992).

James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife was born 23 Sep 1929. He was the only son of the 11th Earl of Southesk (1893–1992) and his wife, Princess Maud (1893–1945), the younger daughter of the 1st Duke of Fife and Louise, Princess Royal and also the younger sister of Princess Alexandra Victoria Edwina Louise, the 2nd Duchess of Fife.

James married the Hon. Caroline Dewar, elder daughter of the 3rd Baron Forteviot On 11 Sep 1956. They had two surviving children, Lady Alexandra Clare Carnegie born on 20 Jun 1959 and David Carnegie born on 3 March 1961 his heir and later as his successor as the 4th Duke of Fife.

James succeeded his father on 16 Feb 1992 as 12th Earl of Southesk and as Chief of Clan Carnegie.

James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife died on 22 June 2015.

The artwork is an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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