Meghan Markle's DOUBLES the pricetag of her outfits in 2021

Dressing like (Hollywood) royalty! Meghan Markle was seen in new clothes worth £58,000 in 2021 despite quitting royal duties and taking maternity leave – and the value of her outfits outranked Kate Middleton

  • Meghan Markle, 40, is known for her love of expensive clothing and jewellery 
  • Duchess wore outfits worth £58,388 in 2021 having stepped back from duty
  • Increase of over £14,000 on 2020 total, despite fact she has been seen less 
  • Her most expensive outfit  came when she visited New York in September  

Since she married Prince Harry three years ago Meghan Markle has worn a parade of designer outfits from brands such as Dior, Givenchy, Prada and Chanel and an array of expensive accessories.

And despite quitting the royal family in March and moving to California, the Duchess has continued to showcase her love of a very pricey wardrobe.  

This year, Meghan wore a wardrobe worth £58,388. It is £14,000 more than her 2020 total, when the Duchess wore clothing and jewellery worth £44,188.

This is despite the fact that the public have seen Meghan less this year compared to last, due to the fact she has no official royal duties and her maternity leave after giving birth to her daughter Lilibet in June. 

The value of her wardrobe even surpassed Kate Middleton, whose 2021 outfits were valued at £48,000 in research carried out by FEMAIL.  

While a working member of the royal family, the cost of Meghan’s clothes for work engagements was covered by Prince Charles through the budget he gave the couple from the Duchy of Cornwall.

But after the couple said they wanted to be financially independent, it is not clear who is picking up the bill for Meghan’s clothes, or whether the Duchess always pays full price for her clothing, or receives discounts from designers.

Here FEMAIL calculates the value of Meghan’s wardrobe, only taking into account the cost of items once and not counting recycled pieces. 

Despite quitting the royal family in March and moving to California, the Duchess of Sussex has continued to showcase her love of a very pricey wardrobe, including a £3,500 Armani dress when she sat down with Oprah Winfrey in March this year 

Her most expensive outfits came during her trip to New York in September alongside Prince Harry, when the royal wore a staggering amount of designer items. 

On one occasion, as she stepped out to Global Live Citizen event – donning an outfit worth £8,537. 

However the vaue of her 2021 clothing collection is also a drastic reduction on 2019, when her wardrobe was valued at more than £211,693.  

Her most expensive outfits came during her trip to New York in September alongside Prince Harry, when the royal wore a staggering amount of designer items (pictured left and right, two of Meghan’s outfits worth more than £8,000) 

It is not clear who is picking up the bill for Meghan’s clothes, or whether the Duchess always pays full price for her clothing, or receives discounts from designers.

Meghan’s 2021 wardrobe 

February 8: Zoom call with young poets 

Surprise! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance in an online poetry class on Saturday, which was held in honor of Black History Month

  • Misha Nonoo ‘Husband’ shirt in blue poplin – £140 ($185) 
  • Adina Reyter, Solid Pavé Teardrop Necklace, 17″ – worn before 

February 14: Pregnancy announcement 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , who are currently residing in California , are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their young son Archie later this year 

  • Carolina Herrera dress – worn before 

February 22: Spotify ‘Stream On’ Event

Spotify promo for Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they promote their Archewell podcasts

  • Oscar de la Renta, the Citrus Primavera Peplum Hem Dress – £2633 ($3,490)
  • Princess Diana’s watch – worn before 
  • Cartier ‘Love’ bangle bracelet in gold and Monica Vinader Linear Friendship Bracelet in gold – worn before
  • Ecksand Cirque Ruby Cocktail Ring – worn before

February 26: The Late Late Show with James Corden 

Meghan revealed her nickname for Prince Harry is Haz during an appearance from the couple on The Late Late Show with James Corden

  • Rhodes  dress – £273 ($362)
  • Taryn Toomey’s The Class – £1,075 ($1,423)

February 28: Oprah interview 

In March, Meghan and Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an explosive interview which left many around the world shocked 

  • Giorgio Armani dress – £3,547 ($4,700)
  • Aquazzura Purist Pump – £524 ($695) 
  • Pippa Small, the Aquamarine Colette Necklace – worn before 
  • Birks Bee Chic Blue Topaz Sterling Silver earrings – worn before 
  • diamond tennis bracelet – worn before 
  • Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet – worn before 
  • Jennifer Meyer Mini Bezel Tennis Bracelet in yellow gold – £2264 ($3,000)  

Beach on Oprah 

During the Oprah programme, the royal was seen wearing several outfits, including a hoodie from an LA based brand 

  • Heidi Merrick SRF LA Unisex Hoodie in Black on Black – £95 ($125)
  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 running shoes – £80 ($106)

Archie’s Chick Inn segment  

In another segment on the programme, she showcased her own take on ‘back to basics’ style by donning a pair of £2,950 earrings and £415 necklace with a wax jacket and a pair of wellies

  • Jessica McCormack Signature GYPSET Hoop Earrings 0.20ct – £2950 ($3908) 
  • J.Crew Perfect Lightweight Jacket in Dark Moss – £90 ($120)
  • Wilfred Free ‘Ocala’ shirt in white – £62 ($82)
  • Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots – £100 ($132)
  • Verse Gold ‘Love Letters’ Collection A Initial Pendant Necklace – worn before 

8 March: Baby girl announcement

The day after the Oprah interview aired, she shared a photograph as she snuggled up with Harry and Archie, showing off her bump in an off-shoulder tropical printed floor length gown by American brand La Ligne

  •  Pyper’ dress by La Ligne – £280 ($370)

May 8: Vax live appearance  

The Duchess of Sussex on The Global Citizen VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World! special

  • Carolina Herrera shirt dress – £1,200 ($1590) 
  • Awe Inspired necklace – £102 ($135) 
  • Cartier ‘Love’ Bracelet – worn before 
  • Princess Diana’s watch – worn before
  • Jennifer Meyer bracelet – worn before 

New Trailer for AppleTV’s ‘The Me You Can’t See’ 

The Duchess appeared behind her husband dressed in a £27 top by British designer Mere Soeur which bears the slogan ‘raising the future’

  • Mère Soeur, the ‘Raising Our Future’ tee – £27 ($38)

August 4: 40th birthday 

The Duchess asked 40 activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to women re-entering the workforce for her birthday 

  • CO Collection Shawl Collar Cardigan – £600 ($795) 
  • CO Sweater Tank in Ivory Cashmere – £290 ($385)
  • CO Elastic Waist Trouser – £524 ($695)
  • Manolo Blahnik BB pumps – worn before 
  • Logan Hollowell the Gemini Constellation – £1347 ($1785)
  • Logan Hollowell the Taurus Constellation – £1207 ($1600) 
  • Cartier Tank watch – worn before  
  • Lorainne Schwartz pinky ring – worn before 

September 15: Time 100 cover

  • Cartier ‘Love’ Bracelet Bracelet – worn before 
  • Jennifer Meyer Bezel Bracelet Ring – worn before 
  • Shiffon ‘Duet’ Pinky Ring in 14K Yellow Gold  – £396 ($525) 

Outfit change

The Duchess of Sussex put on a very glamorous display in a trousers and polo neck from fellow Angeleno’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s brand The Row for her Time 100 photoshoot

  • The Row Demme Cashmere & Silk Turtleneck Sweater – £1120 ($1,485)
  • The Row – Igor pleated stretch-wool wide-leg pants  – £1274 ($1,690) 

September 23 – New York trip  

Meghan donned a sober look for her visit of the 9/11 memorial. She donned a £1,368 ($1,872) Emporio Armani coat with matching £649 ($889) black trousers and £449 ($615) Aquazzura heels, for a total of £2,466 ($3,374), pictured

  • Emporio Armani coat – £1,368 ($1,872)
  • Giuliva Heritage – ‘Arianna’ sweater – £382 ($505)
  • Armani trousers – £649 ($889)
  • Aquazzura heels – £449 ($615)
  • Birks ‘Snowflake’ ring in rose gold – worn before 
  • Cartier diamond stud earrings – worn before  

Outfit change 

Meghan Markle sported an estimated £67,000-worth ($91, 689) of clothes and jewellery during her three-day-trip to New York this week. Pictured: On Thursday, she visited the UN in a Max Mara camel coat £3,199 ($4,377), a £410 ($561)Roland Mouret pencil skirt, a Valextra ‘Iside’ bag £2,500 ($3,421) and Valentino sunglasses priced £135 ($184), putting the total to £6,244 ($65,44)

  • Max Mara camel coat – £3,199 ($4,379)
  • Valextra ‘Iside’ bag – £2,499 ($3,421)
  • Roland Mouret pencil skirt – £410 ($561)
  • Valentino sunglasses – £135 ($184)
  • Laptop case from Smythson – £490 ($650) 
  • Mateo The Mini Diamond Bar bypass studs – £245 ($325) 

= £6978 

September 24 – Visit to Harlem school  

On Friday, she stunned in a magenta outfit, with a Loro Piana cashmere coat at £4,274 ($5,840), with £1,231 ($1,685) matching trousers  wide-leg trousers, and red £424 ($581) Manolo Blahnik pointed-toe pumps. Accessories-wise, she wore a £5,042 ($6,900) Cartier ‘love’ bracelet which was her jewellery of choice during this trip and wore a £566 ($775) belt by Loro Piana, bringing the total to £11.537 ($15,788)

  • Loro Piana cashmere coat – £4,274 ($5,840) 
  • Loro Piana wide-leg trousers – £1,231 ($1,685)
  • Guastalla Crew Neck – £792 ($1050)
  • Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Long Wallet £596 ($790)  
  • Manolo Blahnik pointed-toe pumps – £424 ($581)
  • Giorgio Armani sunglasses –  £305 ($404) 
  • Cartier ‘love’ bracelet – worn before  
  • Loro Piana belt – £566 ($775)

September 25 –  Citizen live concert 

For her second visit to the UN, she wore an all-beige power suit and recycled the Max Mara coat with matching £469 Max Mara high-waisted camel wool trousers. She wore the Cartier Love Bracelet again as well as a £8768 ($12,000) Cartier watch. In total, the outfit cost £17,478 ($23,918) 

  • Max Mara ‘Lilia’ cashmere coat – worn before 
  • Max Mara high-waisted camel wool trousers – £469 ($643)
  • Max Mara Silk Crepe Classic Shirt £524 ($695)
  • Shoes – worn before  
  • Alemdara ‘Altan Hand of Hamsa’ necklace – £450 ($616) 
  • Adina Reyter Tube Hoops – £264 ($350) 

Outfit change

Meghan Markle lectured about vaccine equity and how the wealthiest nations are hoarding vaccine doses from poor countries while wearing a £3288 ($4,500) white designer dress and what appeared to be £12,057 ($16,500) Cartier earrings, a £8768 ($12,000) Cartier watch and a £5,042 ($6,900) Cartier ‘love’ bracelet during Saturday’s ‘Wokestock’ in New York City

  • Valentino dress –  £3288 ($4,500)
  • Gianvito Rossi black 105 satin pumps £524 ($695)
  • Dior ‘Lady D-Lite’ £3699 ($4900) 
  • Miu Miu – ‘Artiste’ sunglasses £309 ($410)
  • Jennifer Meyer bracelet – Custom Yellow Gold Nameplate Bracelet – £717 ($950)

= £8537 

October 27: Reading The Bench 

Meghan appeared on a children’s YouTube channel to read her book The Bench earlier this year 

  • Anine Bing Mika Shirt – £135 ($179) 
  • Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet, Princess Diana’s gold Tank watch and Lorraine Schwartz pinky ring – worn before 
  • Kendra Scott – ‘Elisa’ pendant £111 ($148)

November 9: New York Times DealBook Online Summit

  • Gancini belt – €450 ($521) 
  • Armani velvety leather court shoes – worn before 
  • Mateo of Protection Bracelet in 14k gold and diamonds – £1132 ($1500) 
  • Princess Diana’s Cartier Tank watch in 18k gold, Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet and Jennifer Meyer 18k gold bezel tennis bracelet – worn before 
  • Princess Diana’s diamond an sapphire butterfly earrings – worn before  

November 10: 

Prince Harry and Meghan attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

  • Caroline Herrera dress – custom 
  • Giuseppe Zanotti slingback pumps in red – £264 ($350)

November 12: Veterans Day 

Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Task Force Liberty at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a US military base, to see Afghan refugees

  • Giorgio Armani Draped Long-Sleeve Jersey Faux-Wrap Dress – £1279 ($1695)
  • Giorgio Armani velvety leather court shoes – worn before 
  • Pippa Small Herkimer diamond ‘Almost’ ring – worn before  

November 18: The Ellen Show

Appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show, the Duchess of Sussex donned a hot pink Stella McCartney dress 

  • Anine Bing — ‘Hunter’ coat in white £527 ($699) 
  • Stella McCartney Eva Long-Sleeve Henley Blouse in hot pink – £449 ($595) 
  • Stella McCartney Naya silk midi skirt in hot pink – £736 ($975)
  • Jennifer Meyer Hammered Disc Pendant necklace – £660 ($875) 

Outfit change  

During the sit-down interview, Meghan wore £1275 Oscar De La Renta Balloon-Sleeve Embroidered Blouse

  • Oscar De La Renta Balloon-Sleeve Embroidered Blouse – £1275 ($1690)
  • Mateo 14kt Gold Zodiac Coin Ring – £1547 ($2,050)





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