The Duchess of Sussex’s Givenchy gown has already gone down in history and one of the most iconic Royal wedding dresses of all time, thanks to its timeless elegance.
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was of course designed by Claire Waight Keller, and featured elegant three-quarter sleeves, an off-the-shoulder neckline and full skirt, plus a very conservative train, all made of pure white silk and organza.
A fact that apparently, the Queen wasn’t massively keen on to begin with. A source 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According to (outdated in my opinion) bridal etiquette, a bride on her second marriage should wear something more subtle, like ivory, blush or pastel colour, as white traditionally means innocence and virginity. Which usually isn’t applicable in the first place anyway these days.
Both the Queen herself and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge wore ivory gowns for their weddings.
Though apparently the Queen quickly recovered and gave her approval, as she usually does with Royal brides’ wedding dresses. Which is all slightly mental if you think about it. If Meghan chose to wear lime green, it would be her prerogative, right?