Dieu et mon droit

Dieu et mon droit haes for ordinar been uised as the ensenyie o the Breetish monarch sin it wis adoptit bi the Inglish keeng Henry V (1413-1422). This French sentence means God an ma richt.[1][2][3]

Oreeginally it wis spelt Dieut et mon droict, the early Modren French spellin, but later the 't' in "Dieut" an the 'c' in "droict" wis taen oot in accordance wi praisent French orthography. Tae this day, this esenyie is emblazont on the Ryal coat o airms o the Unitit Kinrick.


  1. "Dieu et mon droit". MSN encarta. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  2. "Dieu et mon droit". Merriam-Webster OnLine. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  3. "What is the origin of the mottoes 'Dieu et mon droit' and 'Honi soit qui mal y pense'?". britain usa FAQ. Retrieved 2007-12-16.