With a new outfit for every public appearance, who exactly is funding Meghan’s fabulous wardrobe?
Since stepping out on Harry’s arm in late-2016, Meghan Markle’s wardrobe has been the envy of many with every item of clothing she’s ever worn going out of stock. The Meghan Effect has been in full force with everyone eager to follow her style rules.
First came the Aritizia Beaune dress she wore to the Invictus Games (below) in 2017, which sold out in hours. Then, the Strathberry handbag which was an instant sell out. More recently? The $80 Marks & Spencer knit jumper that continues to sell out whenever it’s restocked.
While Meghan often takes fancy to high-street clothes, she does splash out on the designer items too. On her first official duty alongside Queen Elizabeth, Meghan wore a $1800 Amanda Wakeley coat (below). In fact, the designer purchase had many people questioning who exactly pays for her royal wardrobe.
Unlike other celebrities, members of the royal family aren’t allowed to accept designer clothing for free. Knowing this, PEOPLE has reported that both Meghan and Harry pay for their wardrobes themselves. Well, it’s hardly a surprise; Meghan was paid $91,000 per episode of Suits so it’s not as if she’s on a budget, right?
As reported by PEOPLE, Duchess Catherine’s assistant Natasha Archer confirmed that royals call in several options from designers and are only able to choose one, which they must then pay for while the others are returned.
Prior to Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding in May 2018, Meghan afforded her own fashion choices for official outings. Now that they’re bound in holy matrimony, Meghan is privy to the $50m income he, Prince William and Catherine are given by Prince Charles.
Well, since she already wows in clothing like the $142,000 engagement dress, we can’t wait to see what she’ll be sporting as The Duchess of Sussex for years to come.
This story originally appeared on Grazia.