Prince of Arms of the Northern Forests

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Prince of Arms of the Northern Forests
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Prince of Arms of the Northern Forests
Heraldic traditionGallo-British and Latin Heraldry
JurisdictionPrincipality of the Northern Forests
Governing bodyCollege of Arms of the Northern Forests
Chief officerAntonio Salmerón Cabañas, Prince of Arms of the Northern Forests

The Prince of Arms of the Northern Forests is the Chief Herald of Arms of the College of Arms of the Northern Forests which is a Royal Governmental Organization of professional Herald of Arms, with jurisdiction over the Principality of the Northern Forests and all her present, or future, lands. The State Heralds are appointed by the HRH The Princess of the Northern Forests, but she has delegated this authority to the The Prince of Arms who appoints his own subordinates under the Princess's authority. The Prince of Arms is given the delegated authority to act on behalf of the Crown in all matters of Heraldry and the granting of new Coat of Arms, Standards, Banner of Arms, and Flags for Governmental and personal use. The Office was Founded by a Royal Charter on 16 March 2020 by HRH The Princess of the Northern Forests and is part of the Royal Household at the present time.


The Prince of Arms at work in his Office.
The Prince of Arms doing heraldic research for a client.

Dr. Antonio Salmeron, Prince of Arms of the Northern Forests is Doctor Cum Laude and Graduate from the Technical University of Madrid (UMP), Master from the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra (UNAV), Specialist by the Department of Private Law at the University of Burgos (UBU), and he has a Grade by the San Antonio Catholic University (UCAM). He makes heraldic art creations for individuals, companies, associations, religious orders and universities from countries like Argentina, Australia, Benin, Chile, Dubai, France, Ghana, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (Rhode Island, New Jersey, Florida, Wisconsin, Utah, California, Hawaii,...), or Venezuela. He has edited 14 books with ISBN, and since 2009 to 2017, he has registered his intellectual property of 10 art notebooks, the last two in December of 2016 with 370 heraldic paintings and in December of 2017 with 474 heraldic paintings and he is preparing the 2018-2020 registry. He is full craft member of the Society of Heraldic Arts, external heraldic adviser of the Spanischherrenbund, correspondent fellow of Asturian Academy of Heraldry and Genealogy and member of The Heraldry Society and The International Heraldry Society.

Artistic Style

The style of the Prince of Arms is drawn from three terms: clear, symbolic and methodical. It is clear because his work searches pieces which transmit energy and vital force to the owner and its relatives. He thinks that a coat of arms should be a source of light and joy and an expression of freedom. That's why in his heraldic creative process he prefers to get inspiration in early stages of the heraldic history and portray that freshness to the present. It is symbolic because coats of arms must be a representation of its bearer, his/her ideals, goals, motivations, history and anything he/she might want to display. Thus, the creation of a coat of arms should encompass all the signified brought by the future owner together with its signifiers, the blazon heraldic rules and the art contributed by the heraldic artist. It is methodical because heraldic art is founded on a science, the so called science of heraldry. This systematic knowledge has its principles, its composition rules and its own formal language all of those the true foundations of my artistic methodology. The method must not be considered disincentive to creativity, but a fair support and a guarantee of the professional work.

Heraldic Methodology

Aware of the need for a methodology to deliver a constant quality service to his clients he established his own heraldic creation methodology. His methodology can be described as a 3-phase 3-activity-per-phase process which includes the return to any previous phase in a cycle of constant refining. These three phases are:

  • Conception which includes the activities of elicitation and ideation, heraldic research and critique as well as the creation of a sketch coat of arms.
  • Plastic execution which includes the activities of layout and tincture, ornamentation and accompaniment, lighting and final art.
  • Completion and fulfillment which includes the activities of heraldic edition, final review and delivery, documentation and closure of records.

His heraldic art is a mixed of techniques that combine the manual realization with the digital process. The reason is that, for each specific creative activity, he tries to choose the technique that best suits the goal he intends to achieve.

Examples of Work

Current Fees

The Prince of Arms has full authority to charge reasonable fees associated with the designing, granting, and confirming of any Coat of Arms in the Principality of the Northern Forests. He also designs and grants Coat of Arms for people, organizations, corporations, churches and many others who are not subjects of the Principality. Please contact the Prince of Arms through the links below to inquire about fees.

Contact Information

The Prince of Arms on Faceboook
Principality E-Mail Address:


  • Bernard J. (2019). The Splendour of the Modern Heraldic Bookplate Artist, Modern-day, world-wide heraldic bookplate artists, their cv's and examples of their work, volume I, edited by White Rose-Ankh. Church Crookham: Hampshire, England. ISBN 5-8000136-242849
  • Pasquini, S. (2019). Registro Araldico Italiano. I edizione, volume I - Registrazioni. ISBN 9788831608107

External Links

Web Site of The Prince of Arms (in Spanish)
Web Site of the Prince of Arms (in English)