- Camino(s) past & future
So they created a brand new coat of arms for the new Duchess of Sussex, formerly known as Meghan Markle. You can spot 6 scallop shells on the left side - Harry's side. They refer to his mother's side, Diana Spencer. The Spencer family had three scallop shells - or escallops as they are properly called in heraldry - in their coats of arms for quite some time. People are often quick to associate scallop shells with a pilgrimage to Santiago but that's actually often not the case as there are a number of other reference points. In this case, it is most likely that is was initially a reference to the crusades to the Holy Land ... the military crusades were understood as pilgrimage in those distant days.