The Duchess of Sussex, Miss Meghan Markle, has a brand new Coat of Arms that was created for her. The design was agreed upon by Her Majesty The Queen herself as well as the Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England, Mr. Thomas Woodcock. The Duchess did work closely with the College of Arms in London throughout the design process so that it was personal and represented her well. Take a look!
Some symbols in the Coat of Arms represent various personal things. For instance:
-The blue background on the shield is suppose to represent the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
-Two of the golden lines on the shield are a homage to the sunshine in the Duchess's home state.
-There are golden poppies beneath the shield, which is California's state flower.
Mr Woodcock, the Garter King of Arms said about the process, "The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design. Good heraldic design is nearly always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British Royal Arms. Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for almost nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Livery Companies in the City of London. "