“Something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” as the saying the goes. Traditionally, these four items are meant to ensure good luck on one’s wedding day and Meghan Markle’s was certainly no different. The Duchess of Sussex reveals where her “something blue” was hiding on her wedding day in a new ITV documentary called “Queen of the World.”
“Somewhere in here there’s a piece of — did you see, the piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside? It was my something blue,” Markle said of her Givenchy gown, according to Us. “It’s the fabric from the dress I wore on our first date.”
But there’s more that you likely missed when Harry and Meghan got married in May. Meghan’s veil was embroidered with 55 flowers, 53 of those represent Commonwealth countries. The last two flowers represent their Nottingham cottage and California, Meghan’s home state.
Meghan said in a clip for the documentary, “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 apparently was “over the moon” about this decision.
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
She adds, “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.”