£400k spent on Meghan Markle’s wardrobe in 2018 – exceeds any other UK royal
With all the regular wow-ing of Meghan Markle’s appearances at high-profile events in 2018, its time to take the stock. She’s not a stranger to the world of head-turning fashion, and so are her choices.
It’s previously been revealed
that she’s taken cues from her slick businesswoman character Rachel
Zane in Suits, and since becoming a royal she has impressed with
traditional and glamorous items.
In 2018, she was the member of the royal family with the most expensive wardrobe totalling a whopping sum of £406,662.55, according to research from UFO No More.
The huge sum does not include the cost of Meghan’s stunning wedding gown, as it has no retail price.
Researchers opted to include the Cartier Reflection Wedding Bracelet
and Earrings (which they claim cost around £185,000), even though they
are thought to be a gift from Prince Charles.
No More said they included them as it has not confirmed whether they
are a present – but even discounting them Meghan would still be in the
The Duchess splashed out almost six times times as much as her sister-in-law Kate, whose wardrobe totalled £68,334.23.
The findings put Meghan £300,000 ($380,334.30) ahead of her closest contender, Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary.
Palace declined to comment on the revelation when contacted by Mirror
Online, but clarified that Meghan’s wardrobe is “privately funded”.
Researchers from the fashion blog – which stands for Unidentified Fashion Objects – examined every item debuted by royals in Europe, by totalling each piece worn in public and painstakingly calculated the total cost.
“Out of 1,663 new pieces debuted this year by these ladies – only 34 of these pieces did we estimate a price. We mention this in an effort to convey the most transparent and accurate view of the costs,” researchers write on the UFO No More website.
Which royals spent the most on their wardrobe in 2018?
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex: £406,915.43 ($515,879.65)
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark: £88,999.57 ($112,831.96)
Sophie, Countess of Wessex: £73,570.41 ($93,271.17)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: £68,334.23 ($86,632.84)
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway: £52,307.18 ($66,314.05)
Princess Charlene of Monaco: £52,199.00 ($66,176.90)
Queen Máxima of Netherlands: £48,338.20 ($61,282.25)
Princess Beatrice of York: £47,859.10 ($60,674.86)
Princess Marie of Denmark: £43,650.54 ($55,339.33)
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden: £37,365.96 ($47,371.85)
Queen Letizia of Spain: £36,075.78 ($45,736.19)
Princess Eugenie of York: £31,860.80 ($40,392.52)
Princess Sofia of Sweden: £26,452.73 ($33,536.27)
Princess Madeleine of Sweden: £22,806.53 ($28,913.69)