Meghan Markle Gives Her First Interview Since Becoming Part of Royal Family
Meghan, 37, spoke with the team behind the ITV documentary on Queen Elizabeth II, “Queen of the World."
The Duchess of Sussex has given her first interview since marrying Prince Harry and becoming a royal herself.
Meghan Markle, 37, spoke with the team behind the ITV documentary on Queen Elizabeth II, “Queen of the World,” which has been given unprecedented insight into the monarch’s role on the global stage, ITV said in a statement.
The documentary was filmed over the course of more than a year and will look at how the role of the queen has grown during her reign and at the responsibilities members of the royal family will carry on in her passion for the Commonwealth.
Meghan spoke in the documentary "about her wedding dress and her early interactions with the Commonwealth, which means so much to her grandmother-in-law," ITV said.
Meghan had the national flowers of all 53 member states of the United Kingdom embroidered into the veil she wore to marry Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in May.
The gesture followed a similar tradition at the queen’s own wedding, when she had the symbols of the then-eight Commonwealth countries sewn into her wedding gown.
Prince Harry was also interviewed for the film. He has been named Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by his grandmother, and he and Markle will embark on their first tour of the U.K. nations in October when they visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne were among others interviewed for the documentary.
The Queen has traveled more extensively and met more world leaders than any other monarch in British history.
“Earlier this year, the Queen welcomed the leaders of the Commonwealth countries to a summit in London in what was, in all likelihood, the last time she will act as their host,” ITV said. “She has overseen the growth of the Commonwealth which grew from the fall of the British Empire after the Second World War.”
Prince Charles will become the next head of the Commonwealth when he becomes king.
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