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Did You Notice Something Missing From Princess Eugenie’s New Royal Monogram?


You may recall the excitement over Kensington Palace unveiling Meghan Markle’s monogram after she got hitched to Prince Harry. Although Jack Brooksbank didn’t earn a new title like the Duchess of Sussex, he did receive his own royal monogram after exchanging vows with Princess Eugenie back in October. The elegantly drawn initial was revealed on the couple’s beautiful wedding china. You can spot Eugenie’s monogram on its own with the image of a royal coronet, but because of Jack’s lack of a title, both his and their combined initials omit that detail. Take a look in the photos below:

All of this got us thinking: What do the rest of the royal monograms look like? So we did a little digging and discovered that the royal family’s personalized monograms run the gamut, from straightforward letters to curly scripts that loop so many times you’ll go cross-eyed.

Technically, these ornate letters are actually called ciphers; a monogram requires more than one letter be intertwined to create a new design that could not stand alone if you removed one of the letters. (The terms have come to be used interchangeably, however.)

In the United Kingdom, you’ll find royal ciphers not only on official letters but also stamps and mailboxes. Though they’re not commonplace stateside, there’s nothing stopping you from creating your own royal monogram. You can even add a little crown and make yourself queen for a day!

Keeping scrolling to learn more about the British monarchy’s fascinating royal family monograms.

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