Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

Lawrence Kim
May 27, 2018

Cape Town - Kensington Palace today unveiled the Duchess of Sussex's brand-new coat of arms.

The shield's blue background represents the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, where Meghan grew up, and, the two gold rays are symbols of the sunshine in the Golden State.

"The fact that the songbird appears to be in mid-flight could also be a nod to Meghan's independent nature and reflective of how much she has achieved on her own", People suggested.

"Her Royal Highness worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative", the palace said about the LA native.

On the opposite side of Meghan's songbird is a lion, representing Harry.

Mr. Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms said: "The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design".

It's also been noted that it's extremely unconventional not to have her family name featured anywhere on the badge, as Kate Middleton's design following her wedding to Prince William in 2011, featured both the Middleton name and her mother Carol's maiden name.

Markle will also receive a conjugal coat of arms with Prince Harry.

And now that the couple have tied the knot, Meghan is officially a royal, with the Queen giving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the titles, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as a wedding present. The palace explained in a release that a married woman's coat of arms are combined with her husbands on the same shield.

Meghan Markle, the new duchess of Sussex, has received a coat of arms. It is customary for wives of the royal family to have one Supporter representing themselves and one Supporter that is the same as one of their husband's.

Meghan Markle's royal Coat of Arms is yet another example of how she keeps break royal traditions. (With the Royal Wedding mayhem, it's easy to forget that Prince Louis was born only a few weeks ago.) "The wedding doesn't count because it was a "family affair" but other than that, she will pick and choose her engagements".

The left half of the shield features the quartered British Royal Arms.

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