The Queen was SHOCKED by Meghan Markle’s wedding dress – and THIS was why
MEGHAN Markle’s wedding dress stole headlines when she married husband Prince Harry in May, however, there was one thing about the Givenchy gown the Queen was not too fond of.
Meghan married Prince Harry, 34, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, in a fairytale-like ceremony viewed by millions of royal fans all over the world.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, opted for a dazzling Givenchy number and the elegant white dress boasted a bateau neckline and fitted bodice, with three-quarter length sleeves and a flowing train.
Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Artistic Director of French fashion house, Givenchy, many royal fans complimented the Duchess’ modern and elegant wedding look, however, not everyone was too fond of Meghan’s wedding gown choice.
The Queen was apparently “surprised” by the Duchess of Sussex’s choice to wear white, according to royal sources.
Sources told the Mail on Sunday: “The Queen is said to have expressed surprise that Meghan, a divorcee, wore quite such a white dress for her wedding.”
According to traditional bridal etiquette, a woman on her second marriage will shy away from white and instead opt for soft blush or pastel hues for her wedding dress.
This is because white was traditionally seen as a symbol of purity and only worn by women entering their first marriage, who were seen as embodying “innocence and virginal purity.”
Because the 37-year-old actress had been married before, many believed she would opt for an off-white gown.
One of UK’s leading bridal designers and couture fashion experts, Raishma said traditional bridal etiquette is hardly followed anymore, and many divorced brides now choose to opt for white gowns.
She previously told Express.co.uk: “The etiquette on white dresses for second marriages is now very fluid.
“A lot of divorced brides choose to wear white again. However, she is marrying a member of the Royal family, so she may opt for ivory or an off white shade which actually would be perfect on her skin tone.
“Golden tones of cream and champagne would be very flattering on her but slightly more unconventional for a royal wedding – however we may have a maverick royal bride on our hands!”
Meghan opted for a more modern dress compared to Kate, Duches of Cambridge and the late Princess Diana, whose wedding gowns featured embroidered lace and long trains.
In 2011, Meghan married movie producer Trevor Engelson during a four-day wedding bash in Jamaica.
The pair had dated for seven years before marriage, but divorced two years later.
Meghan is expecting her first baby with Prince Harry next spring.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK