Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have been married for four months already, but fans of the couple are still learning new things about their wedding day.
In a new documentary about Queen Elizabeth II that aired on September 23, viewers also got an up-close look at Markle’s wedding dress and also learned about a very important detail that was kept secret until now.
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As many of their admirers may know by now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend.
In the documentary, Markle reveals that she wore a blue dress to meet Prince Harry that night, which also turned into her “something blue” on their wedding day.
Old tradition suggests that it is good luck for a bride to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
The Duchess of Sussex shares her secret “something blue” from her wedding day. Witness special moments spent with the Royal family through the course of a historic year.#QueenOfTheWorld. Tuesday 9.15pm @ITV. pic.twitter.com/QWKPGzny9E
— ITV (@ITV) September 23, 2018
Markle said in the documentary that the fabric was stitched inside her wedding dress, BBC reports:
“Somewhere in here, there’s a piece of … did you see it? The piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside? It was my something blue. […] It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”
The interviewer called Markle’s gesture the “most romantic thing she’s ever heard.”
The 37-year-old also revealed that she didn’t get to see her handmade veil until she started getting dressed on the morning of her big day. The veil was embroidered with flowers representing each of the 53 Commonwealth countries.
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#Repost @theroyalfamily ・・・ ? The Duchess of Sussex reveals the special way her wedding dress paid tribute to the Commonwealth in the upcoming documentary series, ‘Queen of The World.’ Each of the 53 Commonwealth countries were represented in the embroidery of the veil – a surprise for her now Husband, The Duke of Sussex. The new documentary on @ITV focuses on The Queen’s role as Head of the Commonwealth and reveals how it has been a central focus and passion throughout Her Majesty’s life. Queen of the World will be broadcast on Tuesday evening at 9:15pm on ITV. #QueenOfTheWorld.
Markle said she believed the flowers would be a fun surprise for both her husband and her in-laws. She said it was important for her to incorporate the Commonwealth countries into their big day:
“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 are going to continue to do within the Commonwealth countries. […] I hope people liked it as much as I liked helping to create it.
It’s nice to see it again. It’s beautiful.”
The Duchess didn’t mention what her something old, something new, or something borrowed was.