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Meghan's Markle's Coat Of Arms Unveiled - And There's A Single Creepy Detail That Is Confusing The Internet

Date June 1, 2018

On May 25, Kensington Palance announced that a very special gift has been created for the Duchess of Sussex - her own coat of arms. Following the tradition, a coat of arms should have been created for Meghan's whole family, but the palace decided to give it just to her, breaking the royal protocol. 

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The figures on both sides of the shield, also referred to as supporters, are a golden lion and a songbird wearing a crown.

On the right side, the heraldic image shows a bird flanking a blue shield, which is surrounded by flowers. On the left side, Harry's coat of arms can be seen. Both sides are representative of Harry and Meghan's 19 May union.

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Sure enough, Meghan's coat of arms has a deep symbolic meaning. Much of it is dedicated to Meghan's beloved home state, California. Blue color encapsulates the Pacific Ocean: the defining cultural and geographical trait of Los Angeles, where Meghan Markle is from.

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The two golden rays across the heraldic image are symbols of the sunshine from Meghan Markle's home state. The three quills are representative of the power of words and communication.

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Beneath the image, a collection of flowers sits on the grass, including California's state flowers, golden poppies, and flowers growing at Kensington Palace, wintersweet.

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Though the Duchess of Sussex's coat of arms looks wonderful, the Internet is going into a frenzy about the crown which is right around songbird's neck and not on its head.

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Many Twitter users raised their concern about bird looking 'distressed' as if it is being 'strangled' by the headpiece.

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However, the reality is much simpler than that. In fact, there's nothing negative or sinister about the heraldic design, which was approved by the Queen in advance.

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The location of a crown is just a tradition. When a person gets married to the member of the British royal family, the crown of their family is drawn on the neck, as only those who are born royal have their crown illustrated on the head of an animal. Hence, this is a true reason Meghan's bird has her crown around the neck. In addition, the songbird has an open mouth - it's a symbol of the power of communication.

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Thus, there's nothing awkward or negative about Meghan's supporter on the coat of arms. Meghan was reportedly working with the College of Arms throughout the whole process of creation. Hopefully, the Duchess of Sussex loves her coat of arms as much as we do!

Source: PopSugar, HelloMagazine, Vogue

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