Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's newly unveiled common monogram combined their initials for an elegant and romantic design – but what about the symbols that appear at the top of the personalized stationery of other royal couples?
The newlyweds' official joint cipher shows an intertwined "H" and "M" in the same italic style as the single digits of Harry and Meghan. On the initials sits a crown, which has two crosses (a kind of Christian cross), four lilies and two strawberry leaves.
The design reflects Meghan's love for calligraphy ̵
Shortly after the couple's wedding in the St. George's Chapel in Windsor, Meghan received her individual cipher, the same style "M" and exactly the same Crown in black. Harry's individual design also features a similar crown.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William's official joint cipher also shows a decorated design, though their initials are not combined. A "C" for "Catherine," Kate's full name, sits on a black "W," both letters in complex italics. A crown, which also crosses Pattee and Fleurs-de-Lys, though more detailed than Harry and Meghan combined design, hovers at the top.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana also followed suit Pattern of initials under a crown, but their common monogram is much more elaborate than any of their sons. The ornate "C" and "D" in blue intertwine under the feathers of the Prince of Wales. "Me," which translates as "I serve," stands on the blue ribbon under the crown.
Twin Princess of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Monogram took a much easier route than the following. A simple "E" and "P" in yellow sit side by side under the St. Edwards crown, the 4-lb., 12-oz. Headdress, which the queen wore in 1953 for her coronation ceremony.
These symbols appear on official envelopes as they are sent with the family's Christmas or thank-you cards.
Meghan and Harry's new monograph was published last week Today's Show, Georgie Gardner, announced excitedly that she had received a letter of appreciation from Kensington Palace after giving the couple a wedding present (a picnic rug) with an imprint of the Australian countryside) had sent May.
As a thank you for "the incredibly thoughtful wedding present," the couple also apologized for the delay in sending the letter to accommodate their hectic schedule. "As you can hopefully understand, it has been a busy time for us," read the presenter.