While you are free to copy Meghan Markle's wardrobe and many of the royal wedding details, sadly you won't be able to add the wedding gift this bride-to-be is set to receive to your own wedding registry. In fact, this present that both Meghan and the Markle family will receive ahead of the royal wedding is pretty priceless. A Kensington Palace source has just reported that the Markle clan will be gifted their very own coat of arms before the big day.
A coat of arms is a centuries-old aristocratic tradition, where a heavily-designed crest is used to represent a noble family. And reportedly, before Meghan's May 19 royal wedding, her family will most likely receive a Markle coat of arms. According to a royal source who divulged the news to the Daily Mail, "Plans are in hand to produce a heraldic crest for the American actress."
"A Kensington Palace spokesman confirms that Meghan will have her own coat of arms. It is expected to be ready in time to feature on the souvenir programme for the royal wedding," reads the British tabloid.
Traditionally, a family coat of arms is presented to the bride's father, deeming Thomas Markle the lucky one to receive the honor of the heraldic crest from the College of Arms. Similarly, before the 2011 royal wedding, Kate Middleton's family was bestowed their own coat of arms, reports Vogue. (Being that Prince William is of royal descent, the groom already had his own.) Featuring a gold chevron to symbolize Kate's mother's maiden name, Goldsmith, as well as three acorns (which are commonly found in Bucklebury, England, Kate's hometown) to represent the three Middleton children, Kate, Pippa, and James, the Middleton coat of arms might be a good indication of what the Markle coat of arms could like look, if this report is true.
Being that Kate's pulls elements from her childhood, Meghan's might feature symbols of her American citizenship (or maybe just a Suit).