ITVs much anticipated royal documentary Queen of the World might have been focused on Her Majesty but it was Meghan who was the main talking point.
The Duchess of Sussex appeared on the two part series on Tuesday where she revisited her wedding dress for the first time since her nuptials in May.
And viewers gushed over her ‘beautiful’ dress on social media with some claiming they were watching the programme purely for that moment.
But a select few claimed that her ‘accent has changed’ since moving to the UK.
Meghan explained during the first episode that she had discussed the idea of acknowledging the 53 nations on her 15ft wedding veil with Givenchy designer Claire Waight Keller.
Meghan relayed how important it was to her, and because she trusted Waight Keller so ‘implicitly’, admitted she felt confident enough leaving the finished piece in the designer’s hands after just a couple of meetings.
She only saw the stunning creation – which had taken 500 hours to craft – for the first time just hours before she was set to walk down the aisle.
In the documentary, where Meghan is reunited for the first time with her gown, she reflected on her ‘really special’ day marrying Harry and said that putting on the dress was ‘pretty magical’.
In the ITV documentary, Queen of the World, Meghan explains that she only saw her finished veil for the first time on the day of her wedding to Prince Harry after sharing her ideas for the creation with Givenchy designer Claire Waight Keller
The Duchess revealed it was the first time she’d seen her veil laid out in all its glory, so that she could see every little detail including the touching tributes to the 53 nations of the Commonwealth intricately hand embroidered by the Givenchy team
Those who worked on the veil were instructed to wash their hands every 30 minutes in order to prevent the lace from getting dirty
Meghan revealed that Prince Harry had no idea she had personally requested the touching tribute to the 53 countries of the Commonwealth and was ‘over the moon’ at her veil
Viewers gushed over the royal wedding dress, and some claimed they were only watching the documentary to see Meghan’s appearance
Following her appearance on the show viewers took to Twitter to share their own thoughts on the dress.
One wrote: ‘The close up on Meghan’s wedding dress/veil was stunning. My favourite royal wedding dress ever.’
Another fan added: ‘We’re all watching for Meghan aren’t we. Let’s be honest.’
However, some fans were shocked upon hearing the newly minted royal speak, claiming she was ‘losing her accent’.
One viewer speculated: ‘Meghan has had voice coaching, she seems much softer, bit like how Kate’s changed too.’
‘Meghan’s developed a case of Madonna’s accent change’ commented another.
Four months after the royal wedding was watched by millions around the globe, Meghan was delighted to see the gown and veil, adding in the two-part ITV show exploring the Queen’s role as head of the Commonwealth, it was the first time she’d seen it laid out in all it’s glory.
Explaining the planning process with Waight Keller, Meghan recalled: ‘We had two or three meetings, with sketches, talking about how this could really come to life.
However, others claimed that Meghan’s ‘accent has changed’ after watching her appearance on the documentary
‘We knew we wanted it to be really delicate and then at that point I just said “I trust her implicitly” with what she did, and I didn’t see it really until the morning of.
‘So this is my first time seeing it laid like this!’
In the touching scene, Meghan is shown admiring her 15ft veil, which famously featured embroidered floral decorations representing all 53 Commonwealth nations.
Meghan said it was her idea to incorporate the symbolism in a design which mirrored that of the Queen’s Coronation gown in 1953, and she kept that a secret from her now husband.
‘It was important for me, especially now being a part of the Royal Family, to have all 53 of the Commonwealth countries incorporated.’
She continued: ‘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.’
The Duchess has also shared how she asked for a patch of blue fabric from the outfit she wore on her first date with the Duke of Sussex to be stitched into her wedding gown.
The Duchess explained in the ITV documentary that having the different flowers embroidered in to her Givenchy gown was a ‘fun surprise’ for her now husband
Hearing the revelation, a female curator of the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, where the dress is due to go on display, replied: ‘Oh, that’s about the most romantic thing I’ve heard’
Meghan discussed her wedding day and the elaborate veil she wore to walk down the aisle and the planning that went into the design of her dress
Featured on the veil is wintersweet – which grows in the garden at Nottingham Cottage, the home she shares with Prince Harry in the grounds of Kensington Palace – and the California poppy, a nod to her native state
A radiant Meghan is seen in her Givenchy wedding gown and spectacular hand embroidered veil as she and Prince Harry walked down the aisle St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle as man and wife on May 19th
Adding how surprised her now husband was at the tribute she said: ‘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 gonna continue to do within the Commonwealth countries.
‘So, yeah, it was good news all around, I think, so I hope people liked it as much as I liked helping to create it.’
As her ‘something blue’ from the traditional bride’s rhyme, Meghan asked to have stitched into the lining of her wedding dress a patch of fabric from the outfit she wore on the blind date when she met the Prince for the first time.
Hearing the revelation, a female curator of the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, where the dress is due to go on display, replied: ‘Oh, that’s about the most romantic thing I’ve heard.’
Featured on the veil is wintersweet – which grows in the garden at Nottingham Cottage, the home she shares with Prince Harry in the grounds of Kensington Palace – and the California poppy, a nod to her native state.
As she caressed the veil, the Duchess spoke of their upcoming tour as newlyweds: ‘We’re going to Australia so soon for our tour, it’s exciting.
Meghan and Harry will be embarking on a tour of Australia later this year which will be their first joint visit to the Commonwealth country
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‘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 and the work in all those 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 day. 53 countries, oh my goodness… it will keep us busy!’
Givenchy embroiderers who worked on Meghan’s veil washed their hands every 30 minutes, to ensure the white silken threads remained pristine.
It’s Meghan’s first appearance in an official documentary as a member of the royal family.
She appears to be wearing the same navy Roland Mouret dress she was photographed in when she and her mother Doria arrived at Cliveden House on the eve of the royal wedding, but ITV confirmed to FEMAIL that the footage was filmed after Meghan’s big day, and not before.
Queen of the World returns next Tuesday at 9.pm on ITV
Which flowers are represented on Meghan’s veil?
· Botswana – Ear of Sorghum and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
· Cameroon – Red Stinkwood (Prunus africana)
· Gambia – White Variety Orchid
· Ghana – Caladium (Caladium)
· Kenya – The Tropical Orchid
· Lesotho – Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)
· Malawi – Lotus (Nymphea lotus)
· Mauritius – Trochetia Boutoniana
· Mozambique – Maroon Bell Bean (Markhamia zanzibarica)
· Namibia – Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)
· Nigeria – Yellow Trumpet (Costus spectabilis)
· Rwanda – Torch Lily (Kniphofia uvaria)
· Seychelles – Tropicbird orchid (Angraecum eburnum)
· Sierra Leone – Scadoxus (Scadoxus cinnabarinus)
· South Africa – Protea (Protea cynaroides)
· Swaziland – Fire Heath (Erica cerinthoides)
· Uganda – Desert rose (Adenium obesum)
· United Republic of Tanzania – African violet (Saintpaulia)
· Zambia – Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)
· Australia – Golden wattles (Acacia pycnantha)
· Fiji – Tagimaucia (Medinilla waterhousei)
· Kiribati – Bidens Kiribatiensis
· Nauru – Calophyllum
· New Zealand – Kowhai (Sophora microphylla)
· Papua – Sepik Blue Orchid (Dendrobium lasianthera)
· Samoa – Teuila (Alpinia purpurata)
· Solomon Islands – Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
· Tonga – Heilala (Garcinia sessilis)
· Tuvalu – Plumeria (Plumeria frangipans)
· Vanuatu – Anthurium (Anthurium)
· Bangladesh – White Water Lily ( Sada shapla)
· Brunei Darussalam – Simpor (Dillenia suffruticosa)
· India – Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifers gaertn)
· Malaysia – Bunga Raya Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa sinensis)
· Pakistan – Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
· Singapore – Vanda miss Joaquim Orchid (Miss Joaquim)
· Sri Lanka – Blue Water Lily (Nymphaea nouchali)
CARIBBEAN & AMERICAS
· Antigua and Barbuda – Agave (Agave karatto)
· Bahamas – Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)
· Barbados – The pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
· Belize – The Black Orchid (Encyclia cochleata)
· Canada – Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
· Dominica – Carib Wood (Sabinea carinalis)
· Grenada – Bougainvillea (Nyctaginaceae)
· Guyana – Victoria Regia Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)
· Jamaica – Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale)
· Saint Lucia – The rose and the marguerite
· St Kitts and Nevis – Poinciana (Delonix regia )
· St Vincent & the Grenadines – Soufriere Tree (Spachea perforatais)
· Trinidad & Tobago – Chaconia (Warszewiczia coccinea)
· Cyprus – Cyclamen Cyprium (Cyclamen cyprium)
· Malta – Maltese centaury (Cheirolophus crassifolius
· England – Rose
· Wales – Daffodil (Narcissus)
· Northern Ireland – Flax flower
· Scotland – Thistle