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Meghan reveals her ‘something blue’ was from first date with Harry

6:54 am, 23rd September 2018

Following the bride’s tradition of having something old, new, borrowed and blue, Meghan revealed her “something blue” was from her first romantic encounter with Prince Harry.

Stitched somewhere inside her wedding dress, she said: “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

Meghan made her comments in a new ITV documentary, Queen of the World, when she was reunited with her bridal outfit at Buckingham Palace as it is prepared for a new exhibition.

“It’s nice to see it again. It’s beautiful,” she remarked.

The duchess only saw her completed five-metre long veil – embroidered with flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations – on the day she married, having trusted designer Clare Waight Keller.

Speaking about the elaborate silk veil, Meghan said: “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 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’re going to continue to do within the Commonwealth countries.”

Meghan and Harry will begin their first major Commonwealth tour in October travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

Looking ahead to the trip, the duchess said: “You know, it’s such an exciting time for us, especially with Harry’s role as Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth and the travel that we intend to do, to do work specifically in all those different territories.

“Which is why it was so important to have some sort of example of that present with us on the (wedding) day, 53 countries as well, my goodness, It’ll keep us busy.”

Queen Of The World is screened on ITV at 9.15pm on Tuesday 25 September.