While the Duchess of Cambridge is known for wearing high street garments, however it appears this is not enough to keep clothing costs lower than the Duchess of Sussex.
An exclusive online marketplace, dubbed the Amazon for millionaires, revealed that Kate Middleton’s average outfit costs £3,000 more than Meghan Markle’s.
The marketplace’s fashion experts analysed outfits worn by each Princess to calculate an average cost per look, with Kate’s equating to £27,172 and Meghan’s £23,970.
Dressing both Duchess’s for a day costs £51,142 on average.
HushHush.com analysed outfits consisting of garments, shoes and accessories, worn by each woman, to calculate an average cost per look.
Both their wedding dresses were taken into account in the analysis, along with a mixture of gowns and casual attire.
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress is said to have cost over £100,000 more than Kate Middleton’s.
However, Kate is a fan of pricey garments too. She owns designer dresses from Alexander McQueen, and a classic tweed Chanel suit, however she is sometimes known to recycle high-end items and regularly wears high street labels such as TopShop and Zara.
Meghan’s wardrobe features custom-made pieces from Givenchy and Carolina Herrera, as well as items from high street brands such as Jigsaw and J Crew.
What could you afford with the cost of Meghan and Kate’s clothes?
Kate’s custom-made £3,200 green Alexander McQueen coat = Caribbean cruise holiday
Kate’s £8,110 Chanel tweed suit with a Chanel belt = a brand new Skoda Citigo hatchback car
Kate’s £11,220 Alexander McQueen dress for Pippa Middleton’s wedding = a conservatory
Meghan’s £18,000 cream Givenchy dress for first outing with the Queen = one year’s school fees at a public school such as Cheltenham College
Meghan’s £15,000 grey look to meet the Irish President = medium sized family hatchback
Meghan’s £12,000 Safiyaa evening gown = slightly more than a year’s salary for an 18-year old on the National Minimum Wage
HushHush.com’s fashion experts claimed: “Although Meghan’s wardrobe is more consistently designer, Kate tends to wear more expensive one-off designer pieces, and is a big fan of Alexander McQueen and Emilia Wickstead frocks.
“Both Princesses often opt for custom-made designer pieces for functions, which can increase a dress’s price by 40 per cent on average.
Aaron Harpin, founder of HushHush.com, said:
“The Royal Family lives in the public eye, and is under constant scrutiny from the public and press, so it’s no wonder members spend a pretty penny on beautiful designer clothes for appearances.
“Let’s also not forget that as Royals, they represent the elite in our historic society; I’m sure we’d all be baffled if we saw the Queen in a dress from Marks and Spencer!
“I’m sure many will be surprised to find out that the Duchess of Cambridge actually has a more expensive wardrobe than the Duchess of Sussex, but then again she has been a royal for longer!”