The secret message Meghan Markle hid in her wedding veil


Even two years after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, we’re still abuzz with excitement just thinking about that stunning ceremony that made history in so many ways. Even though the couple has begun the process of “stepping back” from royal duties, that can’t take away from the breathtaking outfits, the moving music, and, of course, the undeniably palpable connection between the bride and groom on that special day.

And thanks to a clip from the 2018 documentary Queen of the World, the world knows another small but significant detail about the bride: She hid her “something blue” in her veil.

In the video, Meghan sees her wedding dress and veil for the first time since the big day. As she inspects the veil, she reveals that there’s a piece of blue fabric stitched inside. “It was my something blue,” she says. “It’s fabric from the dress I wore on our first date.” Meghan’s dress had plenty of details you never noticed, too.

This incredibly sweet and romantic gesture shows just how meaningful that first meeting was to Meghan. (The couple was set up on a blind date by their mutual friend Violet von Westenholz, a PR executive at Ralph Lauren.) We already knew the veil had special significance. Custom made by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, the embroidered design on the 16-foot veil features 53 flowers representing each country in the Commonwealth and a California poppy, the official flower of Meghan’s home state, combining the bride’s past with allusions to her future work as a member of the royal family. But with this new bit of information, it’s clear that the veil carried a deeper meaning: a reminder of her husband and the date that ignited their love.

What’s more, it’s NOT the “something blue” everyone thought she had. As Prince Harry and Meghan headed to their second wedding reception at Frogmore House, royal enthusiasts noticed that Meghan was wearing an aquamarine cocktail ring that previously belonged to Princess Diana. Here are 9 more times Meghan Markle channeled the People’s Princess.

Some speculate that the ring was a wedding-day gift from Prince Harry since his mother left all her jewelry to her two sons in her will. Yet the general consensus was that this tribute to Diana doubled as the bride’s something blue, even though it only made its appearance after the ceremony. What royal wedding watchers didn’t know was that the real “something blue” was in front of them the whole time, hidden in the wedding veil. Make sure you check out these other tiny details you probably missed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

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