This is How Much Meghan Markle’s New Royal Wardrobe Costs
Ever since Prince Harry and Suits actress, Meghan Markle, made their first public appearance together in September 2017, at the Invictus Game, all eyes have been on the soon-to-be royalty. From what she is wearing to where she is going, everyone has been obsessed with each and every move of the Suits actress, and it is safe to say that she never disappoints with her fashion choices.
And no wonder. A recent report suggests that in her first 9 outings with Prince Harry, Meghan spent over a whopping $28,688 (approx 18 lakh) on clothes. Don’t you wish that was the budget for your wardrobe?!
Even her Christmas service outfit alone cost around $10,000 (approx Rs 6,49,650)!
The question that arises now is who is dropping the big cheques for these expensive outfits?! Turns out Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have paid for all these clothes and bought these themselves, says a report by People magazine. It is a royal norm, and royals are not allowed to accept designer clothes for free (unlike… ahem… ahem… our Bollywood celebrities!).
Unlike Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry, Meghan Markle cannot use Prince Charles’ $28 million (Rs 1,81,82,24,800) Duchy of Cornwall income. Meghan will only be able to access these funds after the wedding on May 19, 2018. Everything until then will come out of her Suits income.
So… how much money does Meghan Markle really make? Well, according to Time magazine, Markle made an estimate of $50,000 per episode by the end of her Suits contract. Her annual salary with some additional gigs is a massive sum of $4,50,000 (Rs 2,92,34,250) per year.
While not all pieces from her wardrobe are easy to find, here is a look at some pieces she has worn, and how much they cost:
1. The first royal walkabout in Nottingham – $2,212 (Rs 1,43,702)
For the first official engagement, Meghan wore a black turtleneck, which she paired with a skirt along with a navy coat from Canadian brand, Mackage. Her bag was from Edinburgh-based label Strathberry, for her first royal walkabout in Nottingham.
2. Meghan Markle’s royal Christmas outfit – $9,638 (Rs 6,26,132)
Meghan attended her first Christmas with the Royals in a camel Sentaler coat, a brown Chloe bag, Stuart Weitzman boots, Birks diamond snowflake earrings, gloves, and a fascinator by Philip Treacy.
3. At the Reprezent Radio in Brixton – $1,915 (Rs 1,24,407)
For another outing, Meghan was seen wearing a cosy coat by Smythe’s Brando. She paired the look with a pair of black trousers and a black blouse.
4. Meghan Markle at Cardiff- $3,600 (Rs 2,33,874)
For an outing to Cardiff, Meghan wore an all-black ensemble with a pop of green. She was seen wearing a wool off-the-shoulder jacket by Theory along with a tie detail coat by Stella McCartney. She added a pop of green with her DeMellier London handbag.
5. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first ever red carpet event – $2,275 (Rs 1,47,795)
For their first ever red carpet event, Meghan and Prince Harry matched. Meghan was seen wearing a white blouse with a pair of cropped trousers, and a fitted black blazer.
6. Markle’s fifth event, a visit to Edinburgh – $3,276 (Rs 2,12,825)
For her visit to the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Meghan chose to wear a pair of black trousers with a turtleneck and a tartan coat.
7. The Royal Foundation Forum: $1,795 (Rs 1,16,612)
Meghan and Harry had their first ever double date along with Kate and William, at the Royal Foundation Forum. For the event, Meghan was seen wearing a blue satin wrap dress by Jason Wu.
8. Markle’s Birmingham visit- $2,778 (Rs 1,80,472)
Meghan Markle wore the chicest J.Crew Coat for her Birmingham visit with Prince harry. She styled the look with black trousers, and a white turtleneck.
9. Meghan Markle’s first official meeting with the Queen – $1,199 (Rs 77,893 — Just the coat)
For her first ever Commonwealth Day with the Queen, Meghan was seen wearing a bridal white coat, which she paired with a chic beret. A navy dress and pumps rounded her look.
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