It seems like Meghan Markle‘s every look is scrutinized by the media—just like how it is for Kate Middleton, whose outfits are also dissected on a regular basis. Although Kate’s known for repeating a few outfits, we haven’t seen as much of that from the new Duchess of Sussex—though with as much as she’s reportedly invested in her wardrobe, there might be a chance we might soon be starting to see some repeats (not, to be clear, that we mind).
The Daily Mail reports that since the Royal Wedding, the Duchess of Sussex has spent £155,575 (about $205,825) on 15 outfits by designers like Dior, Givenchy, Prada, and Chanel. She’s worn them to high-profile events such as her first foreign trip to Dublin this week, outings with the Queen, and a day out at the Royal Ascot. In fact, in Dublin, the Duchess reportedly wore £28,000 (about $37,043) worth of clothes in less than 24 hours.
In comparison, Kate Middleton reportedly spent £119,000 (about $157,436) on her outfits throughout the entirety of 2017. According to the Daily Mail, if Markle “continues at her current rate, she could spend almost £1 million by the end of the year.” That’s $1,322,996 in U.S. dollars.
But, I mean, remember that custom Givenchy cream sheath dress she wore on an outing with the Queen in Chester (don’t forget the attached cape)?
Or that yellow Brandon Maxwell midi-dress she looked stunning in at a recent reception she attended in London?
Gorgeous. All of it.
Royals cannot accept gifts or loans, so you might be wondering about who’s paying for all of this. Now that Markle’s in the royal family, the wardrobe bill is taken care of by Prince Charles’ estate. Before the wedding, however, Markle was responsible for fronting the cost (even if items are called in by assistants from designers and are chosen, they’re still paid for in full). Lest we forget, there was Markle’s stunning Ralph & Russo ball gown that she wore in her engagement photos (it reportedly cost around $75,000).
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, December 2017. pic.twitter.com/HrAc9FeN51
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
Suffice it to say—it’s definitely not cheap being a royal.
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.
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