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Fri, 2 Nov, 2018Basmah Qazi

The insane cost of Duchess Meghan’s royal tour wardrobe

The insane cost of Duchess Meghan’s royal tour wardrobe

It’s almost tradition for every royal woman to become a style sensation. Whether it was the late Princess Diana or the Duchess of Cambridge, it’s almost guaranteed that whatever they’re seen wearing it will sell out in minutes.

And the Duchess of Sussex is no different, as throughout her 16-day tour of Australia and the Pacific, the royal's wardrobe consisted of 41 outfits and 114 pieces of clothing and accessories. And all of it is estimated to have cost a whopping $213,508.

If you’re thinking that Meghan receives all her items for free – as let’s face it, there are plenty of designers who would love to see their creations on the Duchess – the royal rulebook states that members of the family must pay for their outfits.

Just like the women before her, the duchess was responsible for crashing websites after fans tried to get their hands on the exact items of clothing she was seen in.

But it was Meghan’s jewellery collection that proved to be the most valuable, with the royal wearing $123,104 worth of accessories during the lengthy tour.

If you’re curious to know just how much everything cost, here’s the full breakdown:

DAY 1:

“Blessed” dress by Australian designer Karen Gee ($1800)

Martin Grant style 1 beige trench coat ($1925)

Dark green Brandon Maxwell shirt dress ($2555)

DAY 2:

Outland Denim ‘Harriet’ jeans in black ($199.90)

Maison Kitsuné shirt ($287)

Serena Williams Collection blazer ($203)

DAY 3:

Dion Lee folded sail dress ($1290)

Club Monaco Miguellina dress ($520)

DAY 4:

Martin Grant long striped dress ($1615)

Roksanda ‘Athena’ pleated two-tone dress ($2336)

DAY 5:

Gillian Anderson navy soft wool swing coat ($720)

Stella McCartney Navy Blue Cape Dress ($2325)

Emilia Wickstead bespoke Camilla dress ($2939)

DAY 6:

L’Agence Brea pinstriped linen and cotton-blend blazer ($919)

Jason Wu Ruched-Trim Sleeveless Compact Crepe Sheath Day Dress ($2837)

DAY 7:

& Other Stories Waist Knot Midi Dress ($183)

Reformation pineapple dress ($310)

DAY 8:

FRANK & EILEEN ‘Eileen’ White Italian Linen Shirt ($323)

Zimmermann Blouson Sleeve Midi Dress ($653)

Safiyaa Ginko cape dress ($2000)

DAY 9:

Figue “Federica” dress ($2117)

Scanlan Theodore crepe knit wrap jacket ($778)

DAY 10:

Jason Wu Peacock Teal Crepe Sheath Dress ($2400)

Red Self Portrait dress ($689)

White THEIACOUTURE gown ($1407)

DAY 11:

Martin Grant striped dress in olive and white ($1595)

Blue Veronica Beard ‘Cary’ dress ($842)

Oscar de la Renta look 28 white tulle dress ($8303)

DAY 12:

Antonio Beradi halter neck Tuxedo dress (price unavailable, estimated $431)

DAY 13:

Gabriela Hearst ‘Herve’ dress ($3525)

Karen Walker ‘Banks’ trench coat ($975)

Hugo Boss slim fit dress ($449)

Asos maternity ‘wiggle’ dress ($79)

DAY 14:

Club Monaco “Ellayne” Trench ($421)

Jac + Jack Trani jumper ($499)

Maggie Marilyn Leap of Faith white tuxedo blazer dress ($821)

DAY 15:

Karen Walker ‘fathom’ jacket ($575)

J. Crew toothpick jeans ($230)

Antonio Berardi ruffle dress ($2864)

Burberry silk bishop sleeved trench ($2011)

Lavender Hill clothing company black scoop neck T-shirt ($61)

DAY 16:

Norrøna Oslo Jacket ($702)

Mother Looker skinny jeans ($292)

Stella McCartney dress (bespoke, price unavailable, estimated $2750)

Givenchy top (price unavailable, estimated $806)

Givenchy pleated two-tone skirt ($3442)


Handbags (Total price - $12,002):

Givenchy clutch with jewellery clasp ($2814)

Gucci ‘Sylvie’ mini chain clutch ($1380)

Cuyana mini chain saddle bag ($317)

Oroton ‘Avalon’ Zip Top Crossbody Bag ($295)

Kayu ‘Anna’ Black Straw Clutch ($158)

Jimmy Choo Black J Box Clutch ($1595)

Prada ‘Biblioteque’ Saffiano leather chain clutch ($2573)

Dior ‘Bee’ navy leather pouch ($2575)

Oroton ‘Avalon’ cross body bag ($295)

Shoes (Total price - $12,414):

Aquazzura ‘DJ’ mules ($850)

Banana Republic side cut-out pumps ($180)

Muck Boots women’s gumboots ($199)

Tamara Mellon ‘Rebel’ pump in nude ($558)

Veja V-10 leather sneakers ($207)

Stella McCartney for Adidas leather sneakers ($424)

Sarah Flint Jay pumps ($558)

Stuart Weitzman ‘Veruka’ boots in black suede ($958)

Aquazzura Deneuve Powder Pink Suede Bow Pump ($1066)

Aquazzura Deneuve Black Bow Pump ($1066)

Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend’ Suede Pump in Haze Beige ($533)

Birdies ‘The Starling’ shoes ($170)

Veja Project V-10 sneakers ($171)

Sarah Flint ‘Grear’ sandals ($348)

Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pump in Navy Suede ($882)

Tabitha Simmons Millie Slingback Pump ($759)

CASTAÑER Carina canvas wedge espadrilles ($145)

Aquazzura ‘Amandine’ pumps – in a custom pale grey suede ($984)

Aquazzura ‘Casablanca’ suede pumps ($783)

Aquazzura ‘Deneuve Pointy Toe Pumps’ ($1123)

Rothy’s black flats ($200)

J.Crew ‘Sadie’ suede ankle boots ($250)

Sunglasses (Total price - $984):

Karen Walker ‘Northern Lights’ sunglasses ($290)

KREWE Eyewear ‘Gravier’ sunglasses ($445)

Illesteva Palm Beach sunglasses ($249)

Jewellery (Total price - $123,104):

Cartier diamond tennis bracelet – gift from Prince Charles ($40,000)

Ecksand ‘sugar plum’ ring ($1270)

Maison Birks White Gold Flex Wrap Bracelet ($2812)

Kiri Nathan necklace ($600)

Maison Birks ‘Bee Chic’ earrings in white quartz ($637)

Maison Birks ‘Bee Chic’ earrings in blue topaz ($698)

Maison Birks Citrine and Diamond drop earrings ($3110)

Maison Birks snowflake large round jacket earrings ($9473)

Karen Walker runaway stamp ring ($845)

Mélange Cashmere-Silk Scarf ($249)

Birks Snowflake Snowstorm diamond earrings ($12,977)

Adina Reyter Three Diamond Amigos Curve post earrings ($703)

Natalie Marie diamond Sun Stud earrings ($2450)

Pippa Small 22kt Gold ‘Peepal Leaf’ earrings ($5765)

Pippa Small Omeen bangle ($292)

Pippa Small Oshna bangle ($208)

Pippa Small 18ct gold diamond ring ($4000)

Pippa Small ‘Herkimer’ diamond ring ($3030)

Paspaley Lavalier earrings ($4960)

Pippa Small ‘Herkimer’ diamond earrings ($893)

Karen Walker ‘Temptation’ stud earrings with pearls ($359)

Shaun Leane Gold Thin Serpents Trace Bracelet ($978)

Shaun Leane yellow gold signature cuff ($1916)

Adina Reyter Solid Pavé Teardrop Necklace ($593)

Pascale Monvoisin ‘Cauri N°2’ Necklace ($675)

Shaun Leane Talon earrings ($2943)

Natalie Marie “Precious Initial Necklace” ($500)

Adina Reyter 14k Gold Three Diamond Amigos Curve earrings ($700)

Natalie Marie Dotted Mana Studs ($530)

Simon James Design tattoo necklace ($16,000)

Ecksand showcase bezel set sapphire ring ($1002)

Ecksand showcase bezel set diamond ring ($1002)

Boh Runga Discologo stud earrings ($303)

Emily Mortimer nova earrings ($631)

Are you surprised by the Duchess’ extravagant wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below.