duchess of sussex meghan markle learns royal protocol

Meghan Markle’s Coat of Arms Was Just Released

by Bryce Gruber

And it’s sentimental!

Good news! Meghan Markle’s family drama is behind her, and just days after the Royal Wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace released her official coat of arms. This news is as exciting as finding out Meghan’s new official job title, obviously.

Meghan Markle’s coat of arms is set apart from the pack with personal touches like her home state’s flower, golden poppies, and wintersweet, a plant more commonly found on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Markle’s coat of arms was designed by the College of Arms and approved by the Queen herself. Impressive.

The new coat for the freshly minted Duchess of Sussex also includes a blue background to represent the Pacific Ocean off California’s coast, and two golden rays to symbolize the Golden State. The supporters on both sides of the shield (that’s what they’re formally known as), are a songbird and a golden lion wearing a crown.

meghan markle's coat of arms
“It is customary for Supporters of the shield to be assigned to Members of the Royal Family, and for wives of Members of the Royal Family to have one of their husband’s Supporters and one relating to themselves,” Kensington Palace said in a statement about Meghan Markle’s coat of arms. “The Supporter relating to The Duchess of Sussex is a songbird with wings elevated as if flying and an open beak, which with the quill represents the power of communication.”

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