The Queen was ‘surprised’ that divorcee Meghan Markle wanted to wear a pure white wedding dress, new royal book reveals | The Sun

MEGHAN Markle stunned onlookers when she arrived at St George’s Chapel in a stunning white gown by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy on May 19 2018.

But her wedding dress came as something of a shock to the late Queen who was ‘surprised’ she wore a pure white gown, a new bombshell book has revealed.



In her new book The New Royals, royal expert Katie Nicholl says that the late monarch had thought that, as a divorcee, Meghan might have opted for another colour.

In an extract shared with The Mail on Sunday, Nicholl writes: “The wedding day was a great success, although the Queen had reservations about the pure white of Meghan's Givenchy dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller.”

Traditionally a white wedding dress is symbolic of a woman’s “purity” on her wedding day, and represents the bride’s virginity.

With Meghan having previously been married, Her Majesty may have expected her to opt for an off-white gown as Camilla had done when she married Charles.

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Quoting a source, Nicholl adds: “The Queen was surprised that Meghan wore pure white on her wedding day.

“Perhaps it's a generational thing, but she believes if you've been married before, you wear off-white on your wedding day, which is what the Duchess of Cornwall did.”

It comes as…

  • Prince Harry is panicking is he desperately tries to make last-minute changes to his bombshell book
  • A new book claimed Meghan ‘wanted to be rejected by royals from day one’
  • And the Duchess' staff branded her ‘a narcissistic sociopath’ 
  • While The Queen allegedly gave Meghan a telling off when she ranted at caterer preparing a special vegan wedding menu

The Duchess of Sussex was previously married to Trevor Engelson having tied the knot on September 10, 2011, at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

The wedding was a four-day affair and pictures have since shown drinking games on the beach in the run-up to the big day.

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