MEGHAN Markle has been honoured by a coat of arms as the Duchess of Sussex after she was welcomed into the Royal Family following her wedding to Prince Harry.

Meghan’s Coat of Arms features a songbird symbolising the “power of communication” and it has been joined with Prince Harry’s royal lion Coat of Arms, as is protocol for royal wives.

The Queen bestowed the title of Duke of Sussex on the Harry before the Royal Wedding and Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex when she married the Prince in a historic and romanic ceremony last Saturday.

Meghan’s Coat of Arms was also approved by the Queen before it was unveiled today by Kensington Palace.

The Arms features nods to her home state of California as well as her new life as a member of the Royal Family.The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean while two golden rays symbolise the famous Californian sunshine.

Beneath the shield on the grass also sits a collection of golden poppies which are California’s state flower.

Meghan’s Coat of Arms also incorporates her new life in the Royal Family with wintersweet flowers, which grow at Kensington Palace.

They feature alongside the golden poppies and a Coronet has also been assigned to the Duchess of Sussex, which sits above the shield.