The Queen’s surprise over Meghan’s wedding dress

It’s been three years since Meghan Markle walked down the aisle in that iconic Givenchy wedding dress and became Prince Harry’s wife. And whilst it may have been an iconic fashion moment, the Queen was taken aback by the bride’s choice.

the Queen was said to have “expressed surprise” that Meghan wore a white dress for her wedding, since she was a divorcee.

“It’s a boldness that has led to unease among some courtiers,” the publication reported.

The Duchess of Sussex was married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013 and met her second husband three years later.

A source from one of the fashion teams that visited Kensington Palace also told the publication at the time: “Meghan is being told she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a Royal.”

For the wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Meghan wore an elegant, white sleeved gown by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy that had a piece of blue fabric stitched inside for a very sentimental reason.

“It was my something blue, it’s fabric from the dress I wore on our first date,” the Duchess revealed in 2018.

Meghan accessorised with the Queen Mary bandeau tiara and an intricate veil – the latter of which incorporated the signature flowers of all 53 of the Commonwealth countries.

“I knew that it would be a fun surprise for my now husband and he was really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together,” Meghan revealed.