This Is Why Meghan Markle’s Maternity Wardrobe Is So Expensive

Meghan Markle is currently on maternity leave awaiting the arrival of her first child –Baby Sussex. However, since she and Prince Harry announced they were expecting in Oct. 2018 –the world has watched Markle slay the fashion game, showing off her signature glam style and her growing baby bump. From her numerous royal events to a series of royal tours overseas including places like Morocco and Fiji –Markle has been perfectly styled everywhere she has gone.

Still, the price tag on the Duchess of Sussex’s maternity fashions have certainly tallied up to a massive sum. This is why Meghan Markle spent so much money on her maternity wardrobe.

How much did Meghan Markle’s maternity wardrobe cost?

With pieces from Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Dior, and Givenchy –Markle chose not to stick with maternity fashion brands. 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’ research, Markle has spent more than $500,000 on her maternity outfits alone –which for just six months of clothing is a pretty astounding sum. Love the Sales’ fashion editor Liam Solomon told MarieClaire.com,

Meghan has a well established background before [marrying] Harry as a woman who enjoyed designer clothing. From walking red carpets to living a glamorous LA lifestyle, the former actress was already wearing brands like Dior and Givenchy. You could argue that her new found fame in the Royal family has only enhanced her style choices, which would obviously mean bigger budgets.

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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.

Who pays for Meghan Markle’s wardrobe?

Before she married Prince Harry –Meghan Markle was independently wealthy. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the former actress is worth $5 million. Since she was attending some royal events with Prince Harry throughout her engagement –the duchess purchased all of her clothing for herself.

However, once she and the prince tied the know in May 2018 –the Duchess of Sussex’s wardrobe has been funded by her father-in-law, Prince Charles. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with their three children get a clothing budget for their royal engagements as well as salaries related to their public lives. Prince Charles’ income is about $28 million/ yearly, and in 2018 the royals spent $4.8 million of it. We wonder what the total will be for 2019.

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