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'Queen of the World' Documentary Features Queen Elizabeth, Meghan Markle and Other Royals

Updated on September 23, 2018
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Queen of the World is a documentary focusing on Queen Elizabeth II even though she is only the monarch of the United Kingdom. Those in Queen Elizabeth's own country can watch the story about her life and legacy on ITV on September 25 at 9:15 p.m. People in the United States can watch it on HBO on October 1 at 8 p.m.

About the Documentary

According to a press release, the 92-year-old monarch is seen in her role as the head of the Commonwealth along with 53 independent countries. There will be highlights of the Queen's reign as it is today as well as her plans to eventually turn the leadership over to the younger generation. That includes moments behind the scenes with her family.

  • Son, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwell
  • Daughter, Princess Anne
  • Grandson, Prince William, wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their family
  • Grandson, Prince Harry, wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex, the newest royal is interviewed and gets more airtime in the documentary than the other younger royals.

Highlights of the Documentary

Viewers will see many interesting things about the Queen of England. Some of those things include the following milestones.

  • The Queen's Coronation that was in 1953
  • Her reign over five popes
  • The celebrations of her Silver Jubilee in 1977, a Golden Jubilee in 2002, and a Diamond Jubilee in 2012
  • She became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee in 2017.
  • The longest-lived and the longest-reigning British monarch
  • The world's longest-reigning queen and female head of state
  • The patron of over 600 organizations and charities
  • Her marriage to Prince Philip, her second cousin twice removed on November 20, 1947

Seeing Queen Elizabeth Up Close

Queen Elizabeth has been the leader of her country longer than any other monarch. The film is a wonderful opportunity to show viewers what goes on behind the scenes in her very powerful and strong position, according to Harper's Bazaar UK.

Getting to know Queen Elizabeth is possible through footage and conversations with her family. She doesn't share much private information about her life. Perhaps people will see a different side of her throughout the film.

Prince William and Prince Harry are seen sharing very little. However, Meghan Markle was given the opportunity to reveal some interesting information about her wedding veil.

The Duchess of Sussex's Contribution in the Documentary

Even though other royals are featured in the film, the newest member of the family is the one interviewed. Millions of people saw the royal wedding on May 19, 2018. Meghan talked about what they missed especially when it comes to her 16-foot tulle veil with organza embroidery. This is the first time she has seen her Givenchy wedding gown and veil since her wedding day. The Royal Collection specialists are preparing the outfit for a new exhibition scheduled at Windsor Castle later this year.

It is not new information that the long veil had 55 flowers. Fifty-three of them were stalks of wheat that represented love and charity for the independent countries her grandmother-in-law is the leader of. One was wintersweet that grows in front of Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. The other one was the California poppy that is the official flower of Meghan's home state of California.

What people didn't know that the something blue was stitched inside the bride's veil. So, what was it?

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Traditional brides still adhere to the superstition that brides should get married in something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The royal bride was no exception.

She revealed during her interview in the documentary that she cut off a piece of fabric from the blue dress she wore on her blind date with Prince Harry. The fabric was sewn into her veil and was not detected by viewers or those who attended the wedding. The blue fabric in the veil was not only abiding by the traditional saying but also it was a way to honor her new husband.

Meghan Markle's wedding veil has a piece of blue fabric stitched in it for her "something blue." It is from the blue dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle's wedding veil has a piece of blue fabric stitched in it for her "something blue." It is from the blue dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry.

When You Watch the Documentary

When you watch the documentary, you will be able to see the exact spot where the blue fabric is stitched into the Duchess of Sussex's veil.

You will also be able to see other interesting things that you might not have known concerning the Queen of England.

Are you going to watch 'Queen of the World'?

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      2 weeks ago from Olde London Towne

      If in doubt which members of the Royal Family is to be bowed to, i'd give a full bow to the Queen. An acknowledgement of a nod to the other Royals should suffice.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 months ago from London England

      As a loyal subject of Her Majesty The Queen my utmost allegiance i also pledge to all members of The Royal Family.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England

      Not sure if i am required to bow to the Duchess of Sussex, protocol demands so but she may be inclined to not accept this courtesy.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England

      Bound to be a few surprises albeit delivered diplomaticly.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England

      Cannot wait to hear The Queen's annual Christmas speech again this year.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England

      How refreshing that our current Royal Family now includes as well as the young Princesses but the newly installed Duchesses.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England


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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England

      Further to my previous posting, i might add that not only is disrespect shown to our reigning Monarch from time to time. Other members of the Royal Family are identified by their first name or a nickname rather than the title bestowed upon them.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      6 months ago from London England

      One of my most diappointing thoughts is how the Queen is shown such disrespect from time to time both in the media and by the public at large. Her Majesty is our reigning Monarch whom i have pledged the utmost loyalty. The Queen also is head of state and we should be proud of that.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      7 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Limpet, that's true!

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      7 months ago

      England will always need a reigning Monarch.

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      Aldhem the serf. 

      7 months ago

      The colour portrait of The Duchess of Sussex reminds me of a fabulous Oriental Princess from the Arabian nights.

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      Tina Sterling 

      7 months ago

      I'll be watching, love the traditions they most cherish . The royal family has been through so much , so glad now things have settled down a wee bit . God save the Queen.

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for this heads up, and all the other interesting information you provide. I plan to watch the documentary when it become available.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      7 months ago from London England

      Queen of the World. Yes indeed ! The Queen has a huge following outside of her own realms.

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      Ellison Hartley 

      7 months ago from Maryland, USA

      I'm looking forward to it!

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      Louise Powles 

      7 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh I really must watch it. I am a big fan of the royal family, and this looks really interesting.


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