The Queen Wanted Meghan Markle to Wear an Off-White Wedding Dress

Who else remembers waking up at 4:00 am to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding on May 19, 2018? As a reminder, Duchess Meghan wore a Givenchy wedding gown, but according to royal reporter Katie Nicholl in her book The New Royals (excerpted in The Daily Mail), the Queen expected her to wear off-white like Duchess Camilla did during her wedding to King Charles. Which…no thanks!

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Katie reports that the Queen had “reservations” about the “pure white of Meghan’s Givenchy dress,” and a source said that “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.”

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Er, that is definitely a generational thing. Not only was Meghan’s dress perfection, it was made with a huge amount of thought and care. And the dress seemed to be a big hit, considering it was shown at Windsor Castle in a display called A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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According to the BBC, Meghan’s gown and veil were made by 50 people and took 3,900 hours to create. The Windsor exhibit featured a recording of Meghan talking about her dress, and saying “I had a very clear vision of what I wanted for the day, and what I wanted the dress to look like. So what was amazing in working with Clare is that sometimes you’ll find designers try to push you in a different direction. But she just completely respected what I wanted to see for the day, and she wanted to bring that to life for me.”

Meghan added that she wanted a “very timeless, classic feeling” to the gown and a “modest” vibe to respect the fact that they were marrying in St George’s Chapel.

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