Meghan Markle WILL get family crest before Royal wedding – but what will it look like?
MEGHAN Markle will receive her very own coat of arms before she marries Prince Harry for the Royal Wedding this Spring as a special kind of wedding present, a Kensington Palace spokesman has confirmed.
A spokesman told Express.co.uk the Royal Coat of Arms is “required” before Meghan’s big day, as was the case for her future sister-in-law Kate before she married Prince William in 2011.
He said: “Meghan Markle will receive a royal family crest. It is required for the Royal Wedding. However no other details are currently officially available.”
Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said the coat of arms will probably reflect the American bride-to-be’s acting career and “unique ancestry”.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Fitzwilliams said: “Choosing a coat of arms is deeply personal and it can contain symbols linked both to a family’s past and present as well as puns on their name.
“It will be fascinating to see what choices Meghan makes and I would expect references to her thespian career and her unique ancestry.”
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex, both married into the royal family and both were given a Royal Coat of Arms before their big day.
Now Meghan Markle, 36, will follow in their footsteps , and the former US actress’ family crest will then become part a joint coat of arms with Prince Harry after the royal wedding at Windsor’s St George’s Chapel on May 19.
The 36-year-old divorcee was born and raised in LA, California by mother Doria Radlan and Thomas Markle, who divorced when she was six.
Mr Markle, a retired lighting director, is of Dutch-Irish origin, while yoga instructor and social worker Ms Radllan is African-American.
Meghan Markle will receive a royal family crest. It is required for the Royal Wedding
Kensington Palace spokesman
Speaking about her ethnicity in the past, Meghan wrote in an article for Elle magazine:” Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating.
“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that.
“To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
The Middleton coat of arms was granted to Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, before her wedding to William in 2011 and features three oak leaf and acorn sprigs symbolising the three Middleton children; Kate, Pippa and James, and their home town of Berkshire.
A central gold chevron represents their mother, Carole, at the heart of the family and her maiden name Goldsmith.
The two thinner, white chevrons represent hills, mountains and outdoor life, which is loved by the family.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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