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Meghan Markle's choice of wedding dress 'surprised' The Queen, claims royal source

 Meghan opted for a gown by Givenchy for her big day (Image: REUTERS)

It's been nearly three years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot on May 19, 2018 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Despite all the time that has passed - and all that has happened since then - we still haven't got over the Duchess of Sussex's beautiful wedding look.

Many royal fans spent months ahead of the occasion speculating about the designer and the style of dress she would go for on the big day.

Finally came the big reveal arrived and we discovered that Meghan had opted for a stunning pure white dress with an open bateau neckline and three-quarter length sleeves, designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Artistic Director of French fashion house, Givenchy.

As with all outfits, there were some who adored the elegant dress, while for others it wasn't to their tastes, with some branding it "simple".

And it seems there might have been one member of the Royal Family who also wasn't sure what to make of the choice - but for very different reasons.

According to the Mail on Sunday, royal sources have claimed that the Queen was "surprised" by the bride's decision to wear white down the aisle.

This is due to the fact that Meghan had been married before and was a divorcee.

Traditionally a white wedding dress has been seen as a symbol of purity and once a woman had married and consummated the relationship, they were no longer meant to wear white as they had lost their virginity.

Meghan has already been married once before and as such, The Queen may have expected her to opt for an off-white shade, such as champagne or soft pink for her nuptials.

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The 39-year-old tied the knot with movie producer Trevor Engelson in 2011 during a four-day bash in Jamaica.

The couple had been dating for seven years before they wed but their marriage lasted only two years.

For that ceremony, Meghan wore a long, white, floor-length gown with an encrusted silver belt embellished on to the dress.

The strapless dress also featured a short v-plunge at the front.

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