New royal bride Meghan Markle has been honoured with a coat of arms as the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan’s Coat of Arms was approved by the Queen before it was unveiled today by Kensington Palace.
Meghan’s Coat of Arms features a songbird symbolising the “power of communication” and it has been joined with Prince Harry‘s royal lion Coat of Arms.
The Arms features represent her home state of California as well as her new life as a member of the Royal Family.
The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean while two golden rays symbolise the famous Californian sunshine.
Beneath the shield on the grass also sits a collection of golden poppies which are California’s state flower and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.