Now that she’s officially a member of the British monarchy, Meghan Markle‘s style couldn’t be more gorgeous! For her latest royal outing, the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex looked glamorous in a black Givenchy dress to attend an exhibit opening at London’s Royal Academy of Art on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The special event also marked Meghan’s first ever solo royal outing as she’s previously only stepped out with her handsome hubby, Prince Harry, sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, or British monarch Queen Elizabeth.
In photos snapped of Meghan at the Royal Academy of Art, the former actress could be seen accessorizing her chic Givenchy dress with a pair of matching black Aquazzura pumps and a Givenchy clutch. The best part of her look, however, was arguably her newly straightened hair, which is reportedly thanks to Keratin treatments.
During a recent interview, royal expert Katie Nicholl revealed Meghan has allegedly spent around $1 million on her wardrobe since she got engaged to Harry, 34, last November. But now that Meghan is hitched to Harry, who pays for her beautiful clothes?
“It does fall, now that she is married into the royal family, to [Prince Charles]… to cover the cost of her working royal wardrobe,” Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “Meghan is now an ambassador for the royal family. Look at the publicity she has brought in [during the] run up to the wedding. I’d argue that’s worth every penny.”
It’s no surprise that Meghan’s two most expensive royal dresses to date were the stunning gowns she wore on her mid-May wedding day. It’s been reported that Meg’s ceremony dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, cost around $440,000. And her reception dress, created by Stella McCartney, is worth about $157,000.
Since those two gowns were so pricey, Nicholl speculated that Meghan herself may have helped pay some money for the dresses. “It may be that Meghan contributed certainly some of the costs for either of those wedding dresses, or perhaps both of those wedding dresses, I believe was also picked up by the palace,” she explained.
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Since her wedding, Meghan has wowed in a plethora of gorgeous dresses at royal events ranging in color from pale pink to bright yellow. According to the UK’s The Mirror, nearly all of the outfits Meghan has worn since marrying Harry earlier this summer have followed a fascinating pattern — most of her chic ensembles have been designed by a woman or a fashion brand that has a female head designer.
We’ve seriously adored all of Meghan’s regal ensembles and can’t wait to see what she wears next!
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