The United Kingdom Royal Court
Officer at Arms to King Edward VIII
by Tim Burt - 7/20/2006
This button appears once in a while at military or police shows. With a variety of descriptions.
It was designed for three positions in the Royal Court and/or Royal Residences . . .
- The Earl Marshal of England. Responsible for arms, dignities, precedence, honour and the organiser of state ceremonies.
- Officer at Arms. Responsible for armorial and heraldic matters and state processions participation.
- The Master of the Horse. Responsible for all of the Royal stables and organiser of state processions.
Because this king, Edward VIII, abdicated in favour of his younger brother King George the Sixth, it is doubtful if they actually were worn at royal court functions.
The maker is Pitt & Cº, 31 Maddox Street, London.
You can find an illustration of this button in the small book by Dennis Blair, FRSA, titled " British Buttons - Civilian Uniform Buttons 19th-20th century". ISBN # 1 897788 04 8, printed by the Buxton Press, Derbyshire, UK