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Meghan Markle Will Return to TV in New Documentary Queen of the World

The Duchess of Sussex reportedly gave her first interview as a royal for the film.
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Meghan Markle gave up her career in television when she married Prince Harry, but that doesn't mean she's finished with the medium entirely. The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly featured in the new documentary called Queen of the World, which will air on ITV in the UK, and focuses of Queen Elizabeth's role in the Commonwealth.

"The Queen is a unique figure on the world stage, with a huge depth of experience having met more global leaders than any previous British monarch and serving longer than all of them," ITV's Jo Clinton-Davis said, according to Harper's Bazaar UK.

"This film is a rare opportunity to see Her Majesty up close and behind the scenes in this role, which means so much to her and has been so significant for Britain and the Commonwealth."

Oxford films reportedly had "privileged" access to the royals for the project, and the documentary will include imagery from the Queen's own private archive.

In addition to appearances by Princes Charles, William, and Harry, Duchess Meghan will give an interview in Queen of the World, her first since becoming a member of the royal family.


The Duchess and the Queen on July 10, 2018.

The film will also highlight Meghan's wedding veil, a silk tulle design, which featured a bloom from all 53 Commonwealth countries (plus one for California, and another for her new home at Kensington Palace).

"Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition," Kensington Palace tweeted on her wedding day.

Over the course of her first few months as a royal, Meghan has indicated her interest in causes related to the Commonwealth, and this documentary will explore how the Queen is passing down duties related to the organization to the younger royals.

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"The Queen is the most well-travelled monarch in history and it’s been fascinating to see how she has passed on her experience to the younger generations of the royal family," executive producer Nicholas Kent told Harper's Bazaar UK.

"With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about to embark on their first Commonwealth Tour to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific exactly sixty-five years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth Tour, this series could not be more timely."

The project is currently in production, and at this point, it's unclear if / when it will air in the United States, but we'll be sure to update as soon we know more.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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