Meghan Markle is being criticized for an “inappropriate” off the shoulder dress she wore to Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade on Saturday.
The new Duchess was all smiles for her first Trooping the Colour ceremony in an off the shoulder, sleeveless dress that some critics on Twitter slammed for being too “inappropriate” for the Queen’s annual birthday parade.
The new Duchess of Sussex joined her husband, Prince Harry, and the entire royal family for the London festivities on June 9. The annual ceremony is a popular one in England that celebrates a 250-year-old British tradition where military troops show off their flags (or colours) while marching throughout the Buckingham Palace square.
The 36-year-old former “Suits” actress wore a pale pink, bespoke Carolina Herrera dress with a matching Philip Treacy hat. Despite how happy the royal family looked, some on social media felt that Markle’s look was “inappropriate” for the royal occasion.
I do feel her choice of an off the shoulder dress was pushing it for HRH Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday celebration. I have a feeling she’s going to push the limits a little too much?!
— Shari cunningham (@sacunning) June 9, 2018
Markle didn’t shut the hell up and kept blathering on with Camilla right behind the queen! She hardly hardly looked up at the flypast. And yes, her attire was wholly inappropriate once again. #avgeek https://t.co/mGwH0mdINg
— 3 treats ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@_3treats) June 9, 2018
Other fans jumped to the Duchess’ defense.
Meghan Markle broke protocol by wearing an off the shoulder dress. Keep doing you boo!
— Chester Jones Jnr 🇯🇲 (@chesterjonesjnr) June 9, 2018
Oh the humanity!! The crown is experiencing such unrest with two barely visible shoulders. Stop it!!
— Vince August (@VinceAugust) June 9, 2018
The American Princess is the epitome of class, beauty and style. We love Meghan Markle.
— Kimberly Jean (@Seattie) June 9, 2018
It remains unclear if Markle’s off the shoulder look actually broke royal protocol, but she is set to have her first public outing with her 92-year-old grandmother-in-law next week in Cheshire, England.
Take a look at Meghan Markle below.