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Our Crest::.

The crest of the Republic of Liegerland was commissioned by the first Prime Minister, Mr Mark Portnick, and designed by Liegerlandese artist Miss Jill McKenzie of Mabus.

At the top of the blue shield is a rabbit's head. This symbolises good fortune and speediness in activity.

Drapes surround the central blue shield, and the drapes symbolise warmth and shelter. The shield has a chessboard, symbolising strategy and careful planning to bring success in one's endeavours.

Chess represents life, and skill and strategy in chess can lead to fortunate results for all citizens.

Arising from the centre of the chessboard is the ancient Egyptian symbol of the ankh, which represents life. Egyptians were early visitors to Liegerland, and many folk in our country still follow the Egyptian beliefs and religion today.