Meghan Markle has been attending a number of royal engagements alongside Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and even the Queen in the lead up to her royal wedding day.
And as part of her public outings, the Suits actress has had to dress to impress in everything from a sophisticated Alexander McQueen suit to her white Amanda Wakeley coat that cost nearly £900.
With a clothing bill already costing over £20,000, it has been reported by People that Meghan has been paying for her style choices out of her own pocket.
In a strict royal rule, also followed by Kate Middleton who has become a global fashion icon, members of the royal family are unable to accept free clothing.
In 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge’s fashion assistant Natasha Archer revealed that while they call in a number of looks for Kate, they will return any that are unworn and then pay for the chosen garment.
However, as Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s mum is married to Prince William, the price tag is classed as an expense for their pubic lives, meaning it comes out of their royal salary.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement [Getty ]
For Meghan, she is yet to enjoy the benefit of a royal salary due to the fact she hasn’t walked up the aisle and said I do to Prince Harry yet – meaning she’s paying for her own wardrobe until then.
Kate, William and Harry’s clothing budget is currently covered by the money Prince Charles gives to them out of his Duchy of Cornwall income which is estimated to be around £20million.
In 2017, it was reported around £3.4million of that fund for salaries was spent on office cost and business-related expenses – including wardrobes.
Meghan – who will officially become a royal on May 19 – is said to have a personal net worth of £3.5million thanks to her acting career.
This is expected to increase dramatically when she becomes royalty later this year.
Prince Harry has a reported net worth go £18million.