Duchess Hollywood! Value of Meghan Markle’s wardrobe boomed to £79,000 in 2023 – despite stepping back from royal duties

The Duchess of Sussex is known for her love of designer brands, expensive accessories and glittering jewels worth thousands of pounds.

And since quitting the royal family and moving to California, it seems Meghan Markle’s love of a glitzy and glamorous wardrobe has only accelerated.

This year, Meghan wore a wardrobe worth £78,993. It is £20,000 more than her 2021 total, which was £58,388.

Meanwhile in 2020, the year she stepped back as life as a senior royal, she donned outfits worth worth £44,188.

The Duchess of Sussex is known for her love of designer brands, expensive accessories and glittering jewels worth thousands of pounds. FEMAIL can reveal how this year, Meghan Markle wore £78,993 of outfits

While a working member of the royal family, the cost of Meghan’s clothes for work engagements was covered by then-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.

One of the Duchess' most expensive outfits came during her trip to The Hague in April for the Invictus Games

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One of the Duchess’ most expensive outfits came during her trip to The Hague in April for the Invictus Games

Meanwhile Meghan has showed off her love of designers at a number of lavish events, including a summit about women's empowerment

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Meanwhile Meghan has showed off her love of designers at a number of lavish events, including a summit about women’s empowerment

Her most expensive outfits came when she attended the opening ceremony for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in The Hague in April this year.

On that occasion, as she stepped out to a trendy designer body suit with trousers – but it was her glitzy £12,000 Cartier necklace which pushed the cost of her outfit up to a whopping £14,015.

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

Meghan Markle’s 2022 wardrobe

February 27:  Accepting NAACP President’s award with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry started the year accepting an award from the NAACP

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry started the year accepting an award from the NAACP

  • Dress: Bespoke Christopher John Rogers- Estimated £2000
  • Princess Diana’s bracelet- price unknown
  • Aquazzura — the Celeste glitter sandal in gold – £1,029
  • Alexis Bittar – the Crumpled Gold post style – £200

The Invictus Games

DAY 1: APRIL 15

ARRIVAL AT THE HAGUE 

Meghan attended a reception ahead of the start of the Invictus Games at The Hague on April 15 in a £6,500 outfit

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Meghan attended a reception ahead of the start of the Invictus Games at The Hague on April 15 in a £6,500 outfit

  • Jacket: Valentino- £2,100
  • Trousers: Valentino- £1,100
  • Bag: Valentino Garavani- £2,200
  • Gold mitten key chain: Catbird- £234
  • Shiffon Duet Pinky Rings- £911
  • Gold Disc pendant: Sophie Lis- worn before
  • Shoes: Aquazurra- worn before
  • Earrings- worn before
  • Coat: Max Mara- worn before
  • Watch: Cartier, Princess Diana’s collection- worn before
  • Welsh gold wedding band and engagement ring- worn before

Project Fearless coaching session 

The Duchess wore a smart beige coloured blazer by Chloe as she took part in a coaching session in Amsterdam

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The Duchess wore a smart beige coloured blazer by Chloe as she took part in a coaching session in Amsterdam

Chloé silk crepe de chine blazer in sand – £2,570

Jewellery – worn before

DAY TWO: APRIL 16

MORNING: MEETING ATHLETES 

Meghan met athletes on the second day in The Hague, wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection Leonarda Coat, £4,281

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Meghan met athletes on the second day in The Hague, wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection Leonarda Coat, £4,281

  • Coat: Ralph Lauren Collection Leonarda Coat- £4,281
  • Trousers: Max Mara- £329
  • Bag: £1,151
  • Top: Unknown

AFTERNOON: JAGUAR LAND ROVER RECEPTION 

Meghan attended the Land Rover Driving Challenge during the 2022 Invictus Games at Zuiderpark

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Meghan attended the Land Rover Driving Challenge during the 2022 Invictus Games at Zuiderpark

  • Jacket: Celine- £2,400
  • Jeans: Moussy Vintage- £266
  • Shoes: Chanel- £660
  • Sunglasses: Celine- £360
  • Bag: Celine- £1,950
  • Bracelet: Cartier- worn before
  • Rings: Shiffon- worn before

EVENING: OPENING CEREMONY

Meghan wore £620 bodysuit from Khatie as she made a speech at the opening ceremony of Invictus Games in The Hague

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Meghan wore £620 bodysuit from Khatie as she made a speech at the opening ceremony of Invictus Games in The Hague

  • Bodysuit: Khaite- £620
  • Shoes: Manolos- £595
  • Necklace: Cartier- £12,800
  • Bracelet: Cartier- worn before
  • Tennis bracelet: Princess Diana’s (worn before)
  • Earrings: Lorraine Schwartzman (worn before)

DAY THREE: APRIL 17

MORNING: WATCHING EVENTS 

Meghan attended the Invictus Games alongside Prince Harry wearing a white blouse by Brandon Maxwell

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Meghan attended the Invictus Games alongside Prince Harry wearing a white blouse by Brandon Maxwell

  • Blazer: Brandon Maxwell- £1,944
  • Zodiac necklace: Child of Wild- £23
  • Jeans-unknown
  • Shoes: Manolos- worn before
  • Sunglasses: Valentino – worn before
  • Ring set: Shiffon – worn before
  • Bracelet: Cartier – worn before
  • Rings: Shiffon – worn before
  • Watch: Cartier, worn before from Princess Diana’s collection

AFTERNOON: STORYTIME SESSION WITH THE BRITISH EMBASSY 

Later in the day the Duchess attended a reading to a group of 12 children in a private event held in the Zuiderpark where she donned a pinstriped blazer thought to be by Veronica Beard for £675

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She paired the casual look with one of her famous laidback boyfriend shirts and a pair of blue denim jeans, opting for more parred-down accessories and subtle make-up

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Later in the day the Duchess attended a reading to a group of 12 children in a private event held in the Zuiderpark where she donned a pinstriped blazer thought to be by Veronica Beard for £675

  • Blazer: Veronica Beard- £675
  • Shirt: Everlane ‘Silky Cotton’ relaxed shirt- £84 

DAY THREE: EVENING

Meghan wore another Valentino number worth £3,600 and shoes from Manolo Blahnik costing £677

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Meghan wore another Valentino number worth £3,600 and shoes from Manolo Blahnik costing £677

  • Dress: Valentino-£3,600
  • Bag: Khaite- £960
  • Shoes: Manolo- £677 

June 2: Trooping the Colour 

While the royal repeated a Roland Mouret dress for the Queen's Jubilee Trooping the Colour, she wore a new Stephen Jones hat

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