Meghan Markle wearing a white Givenchy dress at the 1-month anniversary
1 month after her royal marriage of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, made her Royal Ascot debut in an elegant white ensemble from her wedding dress designer, Givenchy.
Dressed as a duchess is not cheap.
Since her engagement with Prince Harry last November, Meghan Markle has stepped in about $1 million worth (often bespoke) clothing and accessories, royal expert Katie Nicholl told “Entertainment Tonight.”
Markle duo’s of the wedding dresses make the biggest part of that amount, with her custom Givenchy ceremony dress of Clare Waight Keller clocks in more than $440,000 and her Stella McCartney reception look worth more than $157,000.
But the other designer ensembles 36-year-old Markle has worn for public appearances still pack a punch price-wise: The cream-colored Givenchy cape dress she chose for her first solo outing with the Queen cost around $18,000, her pink Carolina Herrera off-the-shoulder top and skirt for the Other the Colour ceremony, a total of about $4,000, and the printed Oscar de la Renta dress that she wore to Prince Harry’s cousin’s wedding on sale for almost $6,000.
Relatively speaking, the $643 sheer panels Goat dress Markle wore to Prince Charles’ garden party seems almost a bargain.
And while Markle may have chipped in to help with the costs of her wedding looks, according to Nicholl it is Prince Charles who are picking up the tab for her “working royal wardrobe” post-marriage. “Look at the publicity that she has brought in the run-up to the wedding. I would say it is worth every penny,” she told “ET.”
Don’t be surprised to see Markle recycling some of that royal looks in the coming months, Kate Middleton style. “If you buy that kind of couture with this kind of prices it would be criminal not to re-wear,” said Nicholl.
This article originally appeared on Page Six.