Here's why the Queen's new documentary has upset a lot of people

And we didn't expect it.

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And we didn't expect it.

The Queen's latest documentary, Queen of the World, aired this week, with the ITV production focusing on the monarch's relationship with the commonwealth.

There was a lot of buzz around the documentary before it aired, with royal fans eager to see the scenes that featured Meghan Markle, with the now Duchess of Sussex playing much more of a key role in the footage than Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

One particular scene saw Meghan Markle reunited with her wedding dress on camera for her first time since the nuptials, exclaiming at the 53 embroidered flowers on her veil, symbolising each of the countries in the commonwealth.

‘Few will have been more touched to see it than the Queen, for this was a poignant echo of the gown she wore herself on her Coronation day,’ a voiceover says, as Meghan exclaimed, ‘Fifty-three countries, oh my goodness’.

While the moment captured on film was definitely sweet, the documentary has been accused of overkill with the said footage of Meghan and her wedding dress being repeated several times over the same documentary.

In fact, a lot of angry viewers took to Twitter to call for the editors of the documentary to be replaced.

'Who edited this? Now showing Meghan’s dress and same clip they already showed at least twice in the first episode. We don’t need to see it again in the second episode!' tweeted one viewer, while another posted: 'Now I do love a Royal documentary - but whoever made this one needs sacking. How many times must they show HRH Duchess of Sussex looking at her wedding dress & tell us how all 53 commonwealth countries are embroidered in the veil.'

Despite the repetition, the documentary does contain a lot of behind-the-scenes footage of the royal wedding so we'll leave it up to you whether you tune in.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.