In a clip from a new doco about Queen Lizzie, which promises “unprecedented access” to the Royals, Queen of the World, Meghan Markle fondles her wedding dress at Buckingham Palace and reveals exactly what her nuptial ‘something blue’ was.
It’s tradition, guys, and it’s the bloody Royals – you could have a photo of them all looking very poised as a picture definition of the word – of course she did the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ thing.
Her ‘something blue’ was a piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry – which Vogue reckons was in mid-2016 -sewn into her Givenchy gown, and oh wow, my heart is squealing, that’s actually sweet as heck.
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.
Markle was looking at the dress for the first time since her special day, ahead of its public display by the Royal Collection Trust in the UK later this year.
Back in May, Harper’s Bazaar wrote that Markle’s ‘something old’ and ‘something borrowed’ was a tiara belonging to Liz that was originally made for her grandmother, the Queen consort Mary back in the ’30s, which included a centre brooch dating back to 1893. Apparently she also had, according to InStyle, a blue ribbon from Princess Di sewn into the inside of her dress, which would also fulfil both ‘something blue’ and ‘something old’. Obvs something new is the dress, the veil, the shoes, and some Cartier bling.
If you too have the memory of a small fish, the Royal Wedding was fucking everywhere on 19 May this year. Presuming it piqued your interest in gawking at gorgeous royals, you should know that the newlyweds are coming to Sydney in late October for the Invictus Games.
Queen of the World airs in the UK on ITV this week, and on HBO in the US next week.