It was the dress that captured hearts around the world, and now royal fans have been given a sneak peek at the Duchess of Sussex’s own special connection with the gown she wore the day she married her prince.
A new trailer for the upcoming Oxford Films documentary Queen of Hearts shows Meghan awestruck as she sees her stunning Givenchy gown and British-crafted veil on display as part of royal exhibition, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, that will travel from Windsor to Edinburgh.
The dress drew collective oos and ahhs around the world as Meghan stepped out of the car when she arrived at St George’s Chapel on May 19. Made from double-bonded silk cady, the gown featured six meticulously placed seams and an elegant boat neckline.
In the clip for the new documentary, Meghan is also briefly seen reaching out to touch a piece of her five-metre-long veil, which is made from silk tulle and embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
The new royal documentary takes a closer look at the royal family and the Queen’s record-breaking 66 years on the throne, showing intimate moments behind the scenes and exclusive chats with the highest-ranking members of the family.
As the film is Palace-approved, the documentary makers were given special access to the Monarch, her residence and her staff to learn more about her life as the world’s most high-profile royal.
Personal conversations and interviews show how the Queen is passing her knowledge onto the next generation, with a particular focus on the young royals, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan.
At another point in the trailer, Harry is seen joking with visitors at Buckingham Palace not to be scared if they bump into the Queen in the corridor as she still scares him, too.
“Have you bumped into the Queen yet?” he asked. “If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic. I know you will. We all do,” he laughed.
Royal fans who might be hoping to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge will have to go without though as Kate was out of action for much of the filming, which took place over the final weeks of her pregnancy with Prince Louis, who was born on April 23.
The Queen of the World executive producer Nicholas Kent said the documentary will show the world just how hard the Queen still works and how much she dedicates to the Commonwealth.
“The Queen is the most well-travelled monarch in history and it’s been fascinating to see how she has passed on her experience to the younger generations of the royal family. With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about to embark on their first Commonwealth Tour to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific exactly sixty-five years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth Tour, this series could not be more timely.”
Queen of the World premieres September 25 on ITV and October 1 on HBO. It’s set to air in Australia on Channel Seven soon after.