By now, it feels like every tiny detail of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding has been covered. We know the foundation she wore, what the thank-you notes said, and that Harry picked flowers for the wedding bouquet himself. So it’s surprising that a new fact has emerged, one we somehow totally missed until now: There was a secret “something blue” sewn into Meghan’s wedding veil.
In a clip from HBO’s upcoming documentary Queen of the World, which you can see here, the Duchess of Sussex sees her wedding dress and veil for the first time since the royal wedding. “It’s amazing, isn’t it?” she says of the almost 16-and-a-half-foot veil, which was custom made by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller. “The work that they did here is just so beautiful.”
That’s when Meghan reveals there’s something more to the design. “Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside,” she says. “It was my something blue. It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.” I repeat: Meghan used fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as her something blue.
That wasn’t the only tribute in the veil, either. According to Kensington Palace, Meghan had flowers from all 53 U.K. Commonwealth countries represented in its design.
In a second clip from Queen of the World, she opens up about how much that decision meant to her husband as well as the royal family. “[Harry was] really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together,” she says. “And I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction and just appreciation for the fact 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.”
“It was good news all around, I think,” she continued. “So I hope people liked it as much as I liked helping to create it.”
Check out Queen of the World when it debuts on Monday, October 1, on HBO.