A closer look at Meghan Markle's costly royal tour outfits
Meghan Markle has ended her 16-day tour, which began on Oct. 16, with Prince Harry in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. The trip of the royal couple has left many memorable marks through community activities. In addition, Meghan Markle's choice of costumes for sustainable fashion and local designers such as Dion Lee and Martin Grant in Australia, Isabels Karen Walker and Maggie Marilyn in New Zealand have also attracted attention.
According to Daily Mail, the total value of Meghan's clothes and accessories during this trip is estimated at £ 130,107.5 (about $149,560.5). In addition to mid-range designs, Meghan has also chosen design from well-known brands such as Oscar de la Renta or Givenchy in important meetings.
Let's check out the most expensive designs during the very first major tour of the Duchess of Sussex.
MAGGIE MARILYN DRESS - $1.020
On the 29th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited celebrities in film, sculpture and costume design during a visit to Courtney Creative in Wellington. Meghan selected a sleeveless dress made of 100% cotton, originated from New Zealand and designed by Maggie Marilyn, combined with navy blue heels by Manolo Blahnik and diamond necklace by British jewellery designer Jessica McCormack that cost £13,645 ($15,684.49). This was also the most expensive accessory during this tour.
MARTIN GRANT DRESS - $1.385 and PRADA CLUTCH BAG - $1.820
Meghan was dressed in a youthful striped dress by Australian designer Martin Grant to visit Tonga's prime minister. The accompanying accessories were matching olive high heels, Prada clutch bag and Birks diamond earrings.
SAFIYAA DRESS - $1.405
Meghan appeared luxuriously in a blue dress design with the stylized sleeve of Safiyaa in Fiji. This color represented the color of Fijian flag, which Meghan specially selected to show respect for the country. She also borrowed diamond earrings from Queen Elizabeth II.
MARTIN GRANT MAXI DRESS - $1.420
On the fourth day of the tour, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Bondi Beach. The Duchess wore a striped dress designed by Martin Grant and wedges by Castañer.
FIGUE DRESS - $1.495
Joining the lively atmosphere at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Meghan dressed in a Figuei dress with colorful pom-poms. The lady wore Castañer's wedges again with an oversize clutch bag made by local craftsmen.
KAREN GEE BODYCON DRESS - $1.800 and MARTIN GRANT TRENCH COAT - $1.690
On the first day in Australia, Meghan Markle chose a Karen Gee dress and a trench coat from Martin Grant to meet the representatives of 18 countries participating in Invictus Games.
JASON WU DRESS - $1.695
Before leaving Fiji, the couple stopped in front of the Labalaba statue at Nadi airport. Meghan looked charming in Jason Wu's pine green dress, Manolo Blahnik's high heels and golden accessories.
ROKSANDA DRESS - $1.850
Visiting Macarthur Girls High School, Meghan combined Roksanda's Athena dress with Stuart Weitzman's shoes.
BRANDON MAXWELL DRESS - $1.895
Also on the first day in Australia, Meghan Markle visited Admiralty House, the official residence of the President of Australia. She wore a classic dress from Brandon Maxwell with Rebel 105 shoes by Tamara Mellon, which cost $395.
STELLA MCCARTNEY DRESS - $1.995 and DIOR CLUTCH BAG - $1.822
On the fifth day of the tour, the couple attended Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony. Meghan chose a navy blue dress from her favorite brand Stella McCartney. She also wore this dress at Queen Elizabeth II's birthday in April earlier this year. The matching navy clutch bag from the Dior was sold out quickly afterwards.
JASON WU DRESS - $1.995 and JIMMY CHOO CLUTCH BAG - $1.295
Coming with the prince to the private party of Invictus Foundation, Meghan chose Ruched-Trim Day dress from Jason Wu's Spring - Summer 2019 collection and Black J Box clutch bag from Jimmy Choo.
EMILIA WICKSTEAD DRESS - $2.080 and GIVENCHY CLUCTH BAG - $ 1.990
Attending ANZAC Memorial's opening ceremony at Hyde Park, the Duchess dressed in royal-style with long black dress by Emilia Wickstead, Tabitha Simmons high heels, Givenchy clutch bag and Philip Treacy's hat.
GABRIELA HEARST DRESS - $2.495
Coming to New Zealand, Meghan Markle and her husband stopped at the Government House in Wellington. The Duchess selected a simple black dress of Gabriela Hearst, a famous brand with commitment to sustainable fashion, and Dior's clutch bag.
BURBERRY TRENCH COAT - $2.395
Meghan Markle and the Prince greeted the people of Auckland on their way to charity event Pillars. She wore beige Burberry trench coat outside a Brandon Maxwell's dress.
ANTONIO BERADI DRESS - $2.965
On the same day, the couple attended a reception at Auckland War Memorial Museum. This design was also chosen when Meghan Markle came to cheer Prince Harry playing polo.
STELLA MCCARTNEY DRESS - $3.973
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finished their tour in Rotorua, New Zealand. They arrived at Te Papaiouru Marae to attend Māori welcoming ceremony pōwhiri. Both were dressed in traditional Korowai cloaks. Meghan's Stella McCartney dress is another custom version of the designer for the Duchess only.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA BIRD EVENING GOWN - $13.000
The most expensive dress during Meghan's trip was a design from luxury fashion brand Oscar de la Renta when the Duchess attended the Geographic Society Awards ceremony. Its sale price has not officially disclosed, but the gown is estimated to cost $13,000, according to Mirror.
By: Dinah Gutierrez