And it's utterly romantic.
Some newlyweds set up joint bank accounts, others sit down and come up with an official joint monogram. Beady eyed royalists spotted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new monogram on a thank you note recently and it’s utterly romantic, combining both of their first initials in a cobalt blue.
Georgie Gardner, an Australian Today Show host who covered their wedding, shared a letter she had received from the couple after gifting them a handmade neoprene picnic blanket. Printed on official royal stationery, it was the never-before-seen sapphire blue monogram at the top of the letter that immediately caught people’s attention.
Their monogram combines the first letter of their names in gorgeous cursive and is topped off by a very familiar sight – the exact same crown that features in Meghan Markle’s coat of arms.
When the coat of arms was revealed, Buckingham Palace elaborated on the design of the crown and said, ‘[The crown] is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.’
It’s no surprise that the romantic monogram is absolutely gorgeous, given that Meghan Markle is an avid calligrapher herself and may have even had a hand in whipping it up. She was certainly involved in the design of her own coat of arms, which brings together references to her home state California with golden poppies and an ocean blue backdrop as well as a songbird to represent her power with words.
The rest of the letter was also released and addressed to Georgia in gorgeous cursive writing, signed off with both Meghan and Harry’s signatures. The note read:
‘Dear Georgie, we wanted to write and thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful wedding gift. We’re both delighted that you would think of us during this special time and greatly appreciate your kindness,’ it read.
It’s surprising that the pair had the time to send out thank you notes at all, as they’ve both been up to their ears in official engagements including Trooping the Colour, other royal weddings and Ascot since tying the knot.
They finished the letter, ‘We apologise for the delay in getting this letter to you but as you can hopefully understand it has been a very busy time for us. Thank you again for your kind gift. We are incredibly touched.’
Well, then. That’s certainly a letter you’d hang onto rather than shove straight into the recycling bin.