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The Duchess of Sussex reveals ‘Something Blue’ was stitched to her wedding dress

The Duchess of Sussex reveals ‘Something Blue’ was stitched to her wedding dress

Meghan discussed her wedding dress in the new documentary ‘Queen of The World’, which will air on September 25th on ITV at 9:15pm UK Time.

SKY NEWS – The Duchess of Sussex has looked back to the “magical day” of her wedding and shared personal details about her gown and veil.

Following the bride’s tradition of having something old, new, borrowed and blue, Meghan revealed her “something blue” was from her first romantic encounter with Prince Harry.

Stitched somewhere inside her wedding dress, she said: “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

Meghan made her comments in a new ITV documentary, Queen of the World, when she was reunited with her bridal outfit at Buckingham Palace as it is prepared for a new exhibition.

“It’s nice to see it again. It’s beautiful,” she remarked.

The duchess only saw her completed five-metre long veil – embroidered with flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations – on the day she married, having trusted designer Clare Waight Keller.

Speaking about the elaborate silk veil, Meghan said: “It was important for me, especially now being a part of the Royal Family, to have all 53 of the Commonwealth countries incorporated, and I knew that it would be a fun surprise as well for my now husband, who didn’t know, and he was really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together.

“And I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction, and just appreciation for the fact that we understand how important this is for us and the role that we play, and the work that we’re going to continue to do within the Commonwealth countries.”

Meghan and Harry will begin their first major Commonwealth tour in October travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

Looking ahead to the trip, the duchess said: “You know, it’s such an exciting time for us, especially with Harry’s role as Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth and the travel that we intend to do, to do work specifically in all those different territories.

“Which is why it was so important to have some sort of example of that present with us on the (wedding) day, 53 countries as well, my goodness, It’ll keep us busy.”

Photos @ Oxford Films / ITV

Preview of the ITV documentary ‘Queen of The World’

On Tuesday, September 25th, ITV will air the first part of a special documentary focused on Queen Elizabeth II. Meghan will appear in the documentary to talk about her wedding dress and her veil, which represents the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to give interview in a documentary about The Queen

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to give interview in a documentary about The Queen

ITV News has announced that Meghan will be featured in a new documentary about Queen Elizabeth II, ‘Queen of The World’ in September.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will feature in a new documentary about the Queen’s role on the world stage.

The newlyweds will appear alongside other members of the Royal Family as they build on the Queen’s connections with the countries of the Commonwealth.

Harry and Meghan – now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – will embark on their first Commonwealth tour in October when they visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The Duchess speaks in the ITV documentary, Queen of the World, about her wedding dress and her early interactions with the Commonwealth, which means so much to her grandmother-in-law.

Meghan had the national flowers of all the 53 members of the Commonwealth embroidered into her long veil in May when she married Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

It was more than 70 years after the Queen had the symbols of the then eight Commonwealth countries sewn into her wedding gown.

The two-part programme was also given behind the scenes access to film moments with Harry’s brother, Prince William as well as Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

Earlier this year, the Queen welcomed the leaders of the Commonwealth countries to a summit in London in what was, in all likelihood, the last time she will act as their host.

She has overseen the growth of the Commonwealth which grew from the fall of the British Empire after the Second World War.

The Prince of Wales has now been confirmed as the organisation’s next Head, when he becomes King.

The Queen has travelled more widely and met more world leaders than any other Monarch in British history.

In fact, by the time of her last overseas visit to Malta in 2015, she had flown the equivalent of 42 times around the globe, taking in 120 different countries.

It means her impact on Britain’s standing on the world stage has been a significant one over her 66 year reign.

But after giving up international travel, the Queen now hopes her grandchildren, including the newest royal – the Duchess of Sussex, will carry on her work in and with the Commonwealth.
Queen of the World will be on ITV in September

Source: ITV News