Why Has Meghan Markle Started Wearing Prince Harry’s Clothes?

After months of dressing herself and her baby bump in gowns, and wearing heels —Meghan Markle is finally getting a much-needed break. The Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth in just a few weeks, and she’s finally cleared her calendar for her maternity leave. In the past few weeks–Markle has halted all of her scheduled public appearances so we’d assumed she would be at home for the duration of her pregnancy, nesting with her feet up.

However, the duchess and Prince Harry were recently spotted at the wellness store — Ilapothecary in London. Instead of her usual heels and couture dresses, Markle’s attire was very different. She was dressed very casually in some of her husband’s clothing.

Why has Meghan Markle started wearing Prince Harry’s clothes?

During their casual Friday night out where they tried to avoid the cameras –Meghan Markle was dressed in sneakers, skinny jeans, and a retro Sixteen Candles tee. However, fans noted that the duchess was also wearing Prince Harry’s oversized khaki jacket. She also wore her adorable ‘Mummy’ necklace, which was gifted to her at her New York City baby shower. The wellness store the couple visited provides “women with the best all-natural, organic skincare products and offers a variety of treatments, including massages and energy healing.”

Since Markle is in the final weeks of her pregnancy –her causal outerwear probably doesn’t fit over her baby bump anymore. Instead of purchasing a light maternity jacket that she won’t need in a few weeks, it made more sense for the duchess to grab her husband’s old clothes. This isn’t the first time Markle has worn her hubby’s clothes. In Nov. 2018 during a royal tour to the South Pacific, she wore the prince’s puffer coat during a stroll.

How much did Meghan Markle spend on her maternity wardrobe?

Now that she’s on maternity leave, Markle seems happy to slip into some comfy clothes. With pieces from Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Dior, and Givenchy –Markle chose not to stick with maternity fashion brands during her pregnancy. Instead, she picked pieces that had a bit of stretch to accommodate her bump, or she may have just sized up. According to Love the Sales’ researchMarkle has spent more than $500,000 on her maternity outfits alone –which for just six months of clothing is a pretty astounding sum.

Why did Meghan Markle spend so much money on her maternity wardrobe?

The Duchess of Sussex did wear some affordable pieces here and there including a blush shift dress from H&M. However, building an expensive and stylish wardrobe also means that Markle can re-wear the pieces again.

Markle’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton is known to restyle her clothing –both maternity and otherwise, and the Suits alum could merely be following in her footsteps. Markle and Prince Harry have hinted that they want more than one child which means that in a couple of years –Markle might be pregnant again with Baby Sussex’s sibling. If that’s the case — she simply has to reach in her closet to pull out some of her past maternity looks.

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