In the past two weeks, Meghan Markle has walked down the aisle, made her first royal debut with Prince Harry by her side, and released her official coat of arms. But the California-born Duchess of Sussex isn’t stopping there. Kensington Palace has shared what the 36-year-old’s official monogram looks like, and it perfectly fits Meghan’s understated style.
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She has a a simple cursive “M” topped with a crown. It looks just like her husband’s cipher — which is a cursive “H” with a crown that represents the House of Windsor. Before she met and married Harry, Meghan worked as a calligrapher, so we’d bet she had a hand in creating her monogram.
Many astute royal fans will remember the Suits actress dishing that she was in fact a former pen artist from 2004 to 2005. “It was her part-time job as she was going through auditions,” Winnie Park, the CEO of Paper Source — where Meghan worked — told People. “She taught calligraphy and hosted a group of customers, instructing them during a two-hour class on how to do calligraphy.” Meghan also shared that she made the invitations for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding in 2005.
Meghan Markle’s royal coat of arms. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
“I think handwritten notes are a lost art form,” she told her readers on her now-defunct blog, The Tig. “When I booked my first [TV] pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special.”
This article was written by Chloe Lal. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.