Meghan Markle Sewed a Piece of the Dress She Wore on Her First Date With Prince Harry Into Her Wedding Veil

Meghan Markle sewed a piece of the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry into her wedding veil. The momento was her something blue.

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The entire world watched Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) tie the knot on May 19 and the entire world missed one of the most romantic details of the big day. Meghan included a beautiful tribute to her and Harry's first date (opens in new tab) right in her wedding look (opens in new tab) and no one saw it. Let's take a moment to hang our heads in collective shame.

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Done? Good. Here's the detail we all missed: Meghan sewed a piece of the fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Harry right into her massive, 16-foot wedding veil (opens in new tab). Not only was it a sweet call back to the beginning of their relationship, the scrap of fabric also checked off a wedding requirement for Meghan: It was her something blue.

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"Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside — it was my something blue," Meghan said during an interview for the HBO documentary  (opens in new tab)Queen of the World (opens in new tab). "It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date."

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Meghan revealed some more insider deets about her veil and headpiece during the doc. Her wedding headpiece, which was made from silk tulle, featured hand-embroidered flowers from each of the 53 counties in the Commonwealth (the family of nations linked to the U.K.), according to People (opens in new tab).

"I’m really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together," Meghan gushed in another clip from the documentary. "And 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 going to continue to do within the Commonwealth countries."

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.