Meghan Markle Was Given Her Own Coat Of Arms & It Broke Rules!

Making her mark!


Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

27 May 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding may have gone and passed, but there’s still an excited buzz surrounding everything Royal. 

The latest news in post-wedding details has revealed that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has now been given her own Coat of Arms!

The coat of arms was released via Kensington Palace’s Twitter page.

Traditionally, the coat of arms is given to the bride’s father right before the royal wedding - but the decision was made to give it to the Duchess herself. 

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The palace revealed that Meghan worked alongside the College of Arms so that the design was both representative and personal. 

The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean of the Californian Coast (which is Meghan’s home state). 

The poppies on theirs symbolise California’s state flower. 

The wintersweets are the flowers that go at Kensington Palace. 

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Also! If you remember the parchment the Queen had to sign for the wedding to happen, the Instrument of Consent, there were also golden poppies in that design too!

On either side of the shield are two supporters: the songbird is Meghan’s supporter, which was also combined with quills upon the shield to represent communication. 

There’s a complete list of what everything on the coat of arms means HERE.

 

 

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