Meghan Markle features more prominently than Kate Middleton in upcoming royal documentary 'Queen of the World'

Upcoming documentary about Queen Elizabeth titled 'Queen of the World' will feature candid interviews with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince William, but not Kate Middleton


                            Meghan Markle features more prominently than Kate Middleton in upcoming royal documentary 'Queen of the World'

Meghan Markle, the newest addition to the British royal family, will feature extensively in the highly anticipated documentary about the reign of Queen Elizabeth titled 'Queen of the World'. However, several users on social media were wondering whether Kate Middleton will be a part of the film.

It has now been revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge, who was on maternity leave for the birth of Prince Louis in April when the majority of the filming took place, does not have a major part in the movie. The mother-of-three did not take part in family functions during the making of the documentary and was focusing on her and Louis' health.

The film revolves around the British royal family engaging with the heads of government from the 53 nations at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

“Kate was largely out of action during the main filming,” an insider with the documentary told People. “CHOGM was a focal point and she was due to give birth any minute then.”

Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on February 28, 2018, in London, England. (Getty)
Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on February 28, 2018, in London, England. (Getty)

However, it is not the worst case for fans of Kate. The Duchess is seen on film just as Meghan, Harry, and William but will not be speaking directly to the camera. “There is film of events and receptions which she attended, so you do see her,” the said insider added.

On the other hand, Meghan is apparently seen in the teaser viewing her wedding dress for the first time since she tied the knot with Prince William. As she looks at her bridal outfit with dewy eyes from top to bottom, a big smile crosses her face. She then feels the hand-embroidered flowers on her veil from each of the 53 counties in the Commonwealth.

The documentary, which was filmed over a year, will feature some private home movies of the royal family and will highlight the important role played by the Royal Yacht Britannia in the Queen's early tours of the Commonwealth.

After being months apart from parents who took part in a post-Coronation Commonwealth tour, the Princess Anne is shown watching the footage from her first trip on the vessel with her brother Charles.

Princess Anne says: "(I have) very good memories of that trip…The journey out at the sea... Nannies that we had to stop us from launching ourselves over the side were very good memories…We were kept very busy. There was lots to do, all sorts of places to go and things to keep clean, lots of scrubbing and polishing, that was part of our role."

According to People, the same production company which secured Kate's first major TV interview when she spoke for 'Our Queen at 90' in 2016, has made the upcoming documentary. 

Premiering on ITV1 in the UK on September 25th and on HBO in the US on October 1, 'Queen of the World' tells the story of Queen Elizabeth's unconventional and disruptive reign which marked a turning point in Britain's royal history.