Meghan Markle’s coat of arms has been revealed by Kensington Palace. The Palace posted an image of the coat of arms, which has been created especially for the Duchess Of Sussex following her marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday. A tweet accompanying the image of the coat of arms read: ‘A Coat of Arms has been created for The Duchess of Sussex.’ The design was agreed and approved by Her Majesty The Queen and Mr. Thomas Woodcock, the Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England and who is based at the College of Arms in London.
Meghan was also involved in the design of her coat of arms to ensure it remained personal to her. The arms belonging to a married woman are shown next to those of her husband’s as if they are impaled, which means placed side by side in the same shield.
Meaning behind Meghan’s coat of arms:
The shield’s blue background This represents the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, where Meghan grew up.
The gold rays across the shield These are representative of the sunshine in Meghan’s home state of California.
The three quills These are a symbol of Meghan’s communication skills, and the power of words.
The golden poppies The poppies on the grass are there to represent California’s state flower – the golden poppy.
The wintersweet The wintersweet in the grass, which is mixed in with the golden poppies, represents the union of Harry and Meghan, with wintersweet growing in the gardens of Kensington Palace, where Harry grew up and now lives with Meghan.
The songbird The Supporter on Meghan’s side of the shiled On the right-hand side of the shield sits a songbir with wings as if flyign open beat power of comm.
The Coronet The Coronet around the songbird’s neck, which has symbolically been assigned to the Duchess, is the same Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.