See the First Look at Meghan Markle's Royal Monogram (the Former Calligrapher Would Approve!)
The newly minted Duchess's cipher is a simple cursive 'M' topped by the House of Windsor crown
Meghan Markle‘s new coat of arms was released on Friday, and eagle-eyed royal fans noticed another milestone for the Duchess of Sussex: a first look at the newest royal member’s official royal cipher.
Atop a Kensington Palace press release about the Duchess‘s coat of arms — which includes several subtle nods to her home state of California — is her official monogram, a simple cursive “M” topped by a crown. It mirrors Harry’s cipher, a thin, cursive “H” topped by a similar crown, representing the House of Windsor.
And no doubt Meghan approves of her calligraphy-inspired cipher. The former Suits star used to have a side gig as a calligrapher during her early acting days.
Though uses of the monogram outside of official palace correspondence seem limited, Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s ciphers have each had their public moments: Will’s is on a Canadian flag that flies on days he’s in the country, and the couple’s joint cipher topped their extravagant wedding fruit cake, served to guests at their reception in 2011.