Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan Markle
Queen Elizabeth II was shocked by Meghan Markle's white wedding dress. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and Markle arrive to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Getty Images/Jeff J Mitchell

Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly shocked when she saw Meghan Markle's wedding dress.

The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning on her big day. Her bridal gown was perfect and was even compared to Cinderella's. However, Latifa Yedroudj, a journalist from Express, has claimed that there's one factor in Markle's Givenchy gown that surprised Her Majesty.

Markle's wedding dress featured a bateau neckline and fitted bodice with three-quarter length sleeves and a flowing train. The modern and elegant gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller. However, the Queen reportedly did not agree with the dress' color. "The Queen is said to have expressed surprise that Meghan, a divorcee, wore quite such a white dress for her wedding," Polly Dunbar wrote via Daily Mail. "It's a boldness that has led to unease among some courtiers."

According to bride etiquette, a woman on her second marriage should opt for soft blush and pastel hues for her wedding dress and shy away from the traditional white bridal gowns. The latter is a symbol of purity and only worn by women entering their first marriage to embody their "innocence and virginal purity."

Many were expecting Markle to wear an off-white or ivory dress. One of the bridal designers and couture fashion experts explained that the bridal etiquette is hardly followed anymore, but she believed that Markle should have picked another shade and not white.

"The etiquette on white dresses for second marriages is now very fluid," Raishma said. "A lot of divorced brides choose to wear white again. However, she is marrying a member of the Royal family, so she may opt for ivory or an off-white shade which actually would be perfect on her skin tone. "

Markle's wedding dress was tainted with controversies. A number of netizens felt that it copied Jennifer Lopez's gown in "The Wedding Planner." Both dresses feature the same bateau necklines, A-line silhouette and three-quarter sleeves.

Emilia Wickstead also claimed that Markle's wedding dress wasn't original as it was identical to one of her designs. However, she retracted her statement after his Twitter account was deleted.

"I do not think that her wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs. I have the greatest respect for Clare Waight Keller and the House of Givenchy - a huge source of inspiration to me," she said in a post on Instagram.