With the debut of Queen of the World set to air in the U.K. on Tuesday, we were treated to another scene from the documentary, this time featuring Duchess Meghan. More importantly, it’s Meghan talking about the dress she wore when she married Prince Harry. The gown, designed by Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy, divided royal fans and fashion critics alike but Meghan just gave the haters a reason to love it — and the lovers another reason to swoon.
While Meghan is looking at the gorgeous dress with conservator Hannah Belcher of the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, she says, “Somewhere in here, there’s a piece … Did you see it? The piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside?” She then reveals that it was her “something blue,” fabric from the dress that she wore on her and Harry’s first date, that she had stitched into her wedding dress. Doesn’t get more romantic than that.
Meghan also went on to talk about her veil, which features floral decorations representing all 53 Commonwealth nations (and why Meghan has a role in the doc since the Commonwealth is much of the focus). It was Megs’ idea to incorporate the symbolism in a design which mirrored The Queen‘s Coronation gown in 1953.
Harry had no idea of her design plan, but once he found out he was “over the moon.”
The Duchess of Sussex explains the special way her wedding dress paid tribute to the Commonwealth in the upcoming @ITV documentary series, ‘Queen of The World.’ #QueenOfTheWorld pic.twitter.com/IGJscliHtX
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 23, 2018
Not only did Meghan want to give Harry a “fun surprise” but she also wanted to give her then-future in-laws a gift as well to show them that she’s IN this. And they had to be impressed, not just because it proved her commitment to Harry but to the Royal Family as well. She’s basically perfect, right?