Their official joint cypher features an intertwined, “H” and “M” in the same cursive style as both Harry and Meghan’s individual cyphers

By Erin Hill
April 02, 2019 12:51 PM

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had countless photos to choose from for their new Instagram profile photo, but they went with their official joint monogram.

The cypher, which combines their first initials into an elegant and romantic design, was first revealed a couple months after their royal wedding last year. And given Meghan’s love of calligraphy (she used to work as a professional calligrapher!), the design is as elegant and romantic as we might have imagined.

Their official joint cypher features an intertwined, “H” and “M” in the same cursive style as both Harry and Meghan’s individual cyphers. Sitting atop the initials is a coronet, which features two crosses pattee (a type of Christian cross), four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.

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The monogram is designed in royal blue and sits central at the top of their personalized stationery.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's joint cypher

Shortly after the couple’s wedding at St. George’s chapel in Windsor, Meghan was given her individual cypher, which features the same style “M” and exactly the same coronet in black. Harry’s individual design also features a similar crown.

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Meghan was also given her own Coat of Arms, that featured many symbols of her Californian heritage, such as golden poppies, California’s state flower, and two golden rays striking through a blue shield to symbolize the sunshine on the Pacific Ocean.

Meghan Markle's individual cypher
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Prince Harry's individual cypher

On Tuesday, the royal couple, who are expecting their first child this month, debuted their own Instagram account after they had been sharing one with Prince William and Kate Middleton under the Kensington Palace account.

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They captioned their very first post to SussexRoyal: “Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal.”- Harry & Meghan.

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