Why there is French on a British passport

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On a front of a British passport,on a Royal Coat of Arms, there are French difference such as “Dieu et mon droit” and “Honi soit qui mal y pense.”

The start of some of these difference dates behind to a 12th Century.

It’s believed King Richard we used “Dieu et mon droit” as his conflict cry in 1198 when defeating Philip II of France during a Battle of Gisors.

Produced by Claudia Romeo

 

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