If you've ever dreamed of marrying a British royal, perhaps you've imagined the fairy-tale wedding dress and the sparkling tiara. But in addition to all those perks — and your new spiffy-sounding royal title — you'll also receive a shiny new monogram. Kensington Palace's recent unveiling of Meghan Markle's monogram 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.