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Even the Firm loves a good monogram


The Queen's cypher - E for Elizabeth, R for Regina (which, if you'll remember from a previous post, means Queen), and II for Queen Elizabeth II.

I have lived in the Southeastern United States for 10 years as of this upcoming August 1, and my father is from the Deep South. So, though I was raised a Midwesterner in the great state of Kansas and will always be one, I feel like I can claim dual citizenship as both a Midwesterner and a Southerner. And in the South, monogramming is king (or, should I say – for the purposes of this blog – queen?). As my dear friend and fellow Southerner Reese Witherspoon once said, “My sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it’s not moving, monogram it.”


Well, the British royal family also love to use a good monogram, except in their world, it is called a cypher. Same difference. Pretty much everyone in the Family has a cypher (and pretty much every Royal couple has a dual cypher), so I’m going to just show you some of my favorites. Which one do you like the best?



Kate's cypher. Why a C and not a K? Her birth name is Catherine, and Catherine is the name she chooses to use in Royal settings.

William's cypher.

William and Kate's dual cypher.

Meghan's cypher.

Harry's cypher.

Harry and Meghan's dual cypher.

Diana's cypher.

Charles and Diana's dual cypher - just about as easy to comprehend as them as a couple. Sorry. I haven't had my coffee yet today.

Elizabeth and Philip's dual cypher.

Philip's cypher - in typical Duke of Edinburgh fashion, the most manly of them all.

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