ROYAL fans are desperate to watch the new behind-the-scenes documentary on the royal family.
Queen of the World is due to air on ITV next week, and one popular family member is noticeably absent from the trailer; Kate Middleton.
Kate’s sister-in-law Meghan Markle is heavily featured in the advert for the two-part show, but there is no sign of the Duchess of Cambridge.
But is there a reason for this?
People’s royal reporter Simon Perry said: « The royal mom of three was on maternity leave after the birth of Prince Louis in April when a lot of the filming was conducted, » and added « she simply wasn’t taking part in functions with the family at that time. »
Thankfully ITV confirmed to the Sun Online that Kate WILL play a part in the documentary when it airs, despite not being in the trailer, in a sequence filming at Buckingham Palace.
And little Prince George and Princess Charlotte will also be seen, but only in footage from the royal wedding.
Viewers can also expect to see Prince Charles, Prince William, Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex.
Queen of the World explores how her Majesty is passing on her duties to the younger royals.
The show, which is made up of two one-hour parts, will air on September 25 at 9pm and Meghan will star alongside her husband, Prince Harry.
The programme includes the moment Prince Harry joked that he panics if he stumbles upon the Queen.
In the trailer, Prince Harry meets some hospitality professionals visiting the palace from the Caribbean, in a scheme set up by the Queen.
He says: “You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have – and you’ve only been here two weeks.
“Have you bumped into the Queen yet? If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic. I know you will. We all do!”
The documentary also includes Meghan Markle lighting up as she sees her stunning silk tulle wedding veil, which featured a flower from all 53 Commonwealth countries (plus one for California and her home at Kensington Palace).
The documentary is very timely, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare to start their first Commonwealth tour to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific exactly 65 years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth tour.
The series will also offer a unique look into the Queen’s early days as the Head of the Commonwealth, using footage from Her Majesty’s private archives and the Royal Collection’s treasures.
ITV’s Jo Clinton-Davis said: “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. »
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