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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

Coat of Arms revealed for Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex

The Coat of Arms for the Duchess of Sussex, as she is now formally known, includes symbols that invoke the former actress' background and look to her future.

A photo made available by Kensington Palace shows the Coat of Arms of Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex in London. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II agreed and approved the design. EPA / Kensington Palace 
A photo made available by Kensington Palace shows the Coat of Arms of Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex in London. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II agreed and approved the design. EPA / Kensington Palace 

Britain's Kensington Palace has given details of the newly created Coat of Arms for the former Meghan Markle — an honour which is accorded by tradition to the nobility.

The Coat of Arms for the Duchess of Sussex, as she is now formally known, includes symbols that invoke the former actress' background and look to her future. It features a blue background that represents the Pacific Ocean and golden rays of sunshine reminiscent of California, her home state in America. The shield includes three quills, representing the power of words.

A collection of golden poppies, California's state flower, sit on the grass beneath the shield together with wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.

Officials said Meghan worked closely with the College of Arms in London to create the design.

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