About the College

Welcome to the Royal Heraldic College of Georgia (RHCG). The RHCG is the official heraldic authority of the Royal House of Georgia, headed by HRH Crown Prince Davit of Georgia. It is entrusted with issuing, registering, and regulating armorial bearings and other heraldic matters.

In August 2023, HRH Crown Prince Davit of Georgia appointed Emanuel Kingsley, the 1st Viscount Kingsley of Fort George, to the position of Herald Master of Arms. Seán Brazeau, KEG, was appointed as Deputy Herald Master of Arms.

Herald Master Kingsley and Deputy Herald Master Brazeau are spearheading the efforts to reinvigorate and restructure the heraldic authority of the Royal House of Georgia, into a dynamic, responsive, and sustainable institution that honors tradition while embracing modernity.

During our ongoing restructuring process, the College regrettably cannot provide services. However, we welcome your queries until this disclaimer is lifted and we resume our operational capacity. Thank you for your understanding during this transitional period.

You may visit the official website of the Royal House of Georgia, based in Tbilisi, Georgia, at www.royalhouseofgeorgia.ge

History

The RCHG was presided by Dr. José María de Montells y Galán, Viscount of Portadei, from 2005 until his passing in 2019. Appointed by HRH Prince Giorgi (Jorge), the previous Head of the Royal House of Georgia, in 2005 and ratified by HRH Crown Prince Davit in 2008, Portadei held the position of Herald Master of Arms and Bagration King of Arms.

The College undertook the compilation of the armorial bearings of the knights and dames of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which were subsequently published in the 2013 book Armorial of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Limited to 300 numbered copies, the 325-page trilingual  (Georgian, Spanish & English) book features the armorial bearings and brief biography of the Order’s members along with a history of the Order. This endeavor marked the first time individuals honored by the Royal House of Georgia were assembled within a single publication. The RHCG  also recorded the coats of arms of knights from the other Georgian dynastic orders, including the Order of the Holy Queen Tamara.

After a hiatus of four years, in August 2023, HRH Prince Davit appointed Emanuel Kingsley, the 1st Viscount Kingsley of Fort George, to lead the RHCG. Seán Brazeau, KEG, was appointed as Deputy Herald Master of Arms.

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