Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom
Dieu et mon droit (French pronunciation: [djø e mɔ̃ dʁwa]), meaning God and my right or literally fr:Dieu et mon droit (My divine right) is the motto of the Monarch of the United Kingdom outside Scotland. It appears on a scroll beneath the shield of the version of the coat of arms of the United Kingdom used outside Scotland. The motto is said to have first been used by Richard I (1157–1199) as a battle cry and presumed to be a reference to the divine right of the Monarch to govern. It was adopted as the royal motto of England by King Henry V (1386–1422)with the phrase "and my right" referring to his claim to the French crown.