Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, during a party in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in honor of Prince Charles for his years of charitable work, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in London

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Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

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

May 25, 2018 - 12:42 pm
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LONDON (AP) — Britain's Kensington Palace has given details of the newly created Coat of Arms for the former Meghan Markle — an honor 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.

This generated image made available Friday, May 25, 2018 by Kensington Palace shows the newly created coat of arms of Meghan Duchess of Sussex.
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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, who wed Prince Harry on May 19 in a spectacular ceremony at Windsor Castle, worked closely with the College of Arms in London to create the design.

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