Did Queen Elizabeth Shade Meghan Markle’s White Wedding Dress?
Well, Queen Elizabeth II certainly has a lot of opinions on what Meghan Markle should wear now that the Duchess of Sussex has officially joined the matriarch’s royal family (and is now expecting a child with Prince Harry). If you thought it was funny Her Royal Highness requires Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton to never wear wedges in her presence, then you won’t believe the Queen’s thoughts on the former Suits ‘ star’s wedding dress.
According to the Daily Mail, insiders close to the Royal Family say the Queen was surprised Markle chose such “a white wedding dress,” considering she’s a divorcee. Markle was married to TV producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013. In 2002, the Queen and the Church of England, which revised its policy on divorce and remarriage as a part of the General Synod in 2002 — meaning Markle was free to wed Prince Harry last May in a Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy custom dress. That’s not the only way the new royal is shaking things up.
“Meghan is being told she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a Royal,” a source from one of the fashion teams which has visited Kensington Palace told the website on Sunday. Markle has broken royal fashion rules before: when she wore a tuxedo sans tights to a Hamilton performance, and when she didn’t wear a hat during a trip to Runcorn, Cheshire, in June with the Queen. Royal protocol stipulates that if the Queen is wearing a hat, then Meghan also needs to be wearing a hat. Both incidents are said to have caused the Queen to raise an eyebrow about her granddaughter-in-law, despite their warm relationship. It wouldn’t be the first time the Queen threw someone a little shade.
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