Duchess Hollywood! Value of Meghan Markle’s wardrobe boomed to £79,000 in 2022 – despite stepping back from royal duties

  • Meghan Markle, 41, is known for her love of expensive clothing and jewellery
  • Duchess wore outfits worth £78,993 in 2022 having stepped back from duty 
  • Increase of over £20,000 on 2021 total, with trips to Europe and lavish events 
  • Her most expensive outfit came when she visited New York in September
  • Read more:  Kate Middleton’s wardrobe total SOARED for 2022

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 

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 

  • 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



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

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

Jewellery – worn before 



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 


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


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)



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 


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 


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 

Stephen Jones hat – £1,356 

Roland Mouret dress – worn before 

June 3: Service of Thanksgiving 

The mother-of-two wore a Dior Haute Couture ensemble for her main appearance during the Jubilee 

Dior Haute Couture Coat  

Dior Haute Couture Wool-Silk Blend Skirt

Dior Haute Couture Organza Blouse

Dior ‘D’Moi’ Pumps – £780 

Birks ‘Snowstorm’ Earrings – worn before 

Stephen Jones Millinery Hat

July 18: Lunch with Gloria Steinham 

The Duchess visited New York in July and was spotted out for lunch with the feminist icon Gloria Steinem 

Christian Dior Bermuda Shorts – £810 

Ralph Lauren leather belt – £179 

Cult Gaia Naia clutch – £455

Shoes – worn before   

Outfit change – Nelson Mendala Day 

Meghan opted for an all black ensemble when she joined Prince Harry at the Nelson Mandela event at the UN

Top: Givenchy ‘Bespoke’ Crew Neck Top – Estimated £745 

Skirt: Givenchy ‘Patch Pocket’ Pencil Skirt – £1,190

Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Heels – worn before

Vanessa Tugendhaft ‘Precious’ Clover Stud Earrings – worn before

Rings: Shiffon ‘Duet’ Pinky Ring and Shiffon ‘1972 Tennis’ Pinky Ring – worn before

Purse: Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Leather Bag – worn before 

Outfit change – Dinner in New York 

Meghan Markle looked to Kate Middleton for inspiration, as she donned a £4,000 ($4,800) monochrome jumpsuit

Gabriela Hearst ‘Vicky’ Jumpsuit – £3,950

Bottega Veneta ‘Intrecciato’ Leather Pouch – £3,463

Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie 105’ Sandals – £500

August 24 – Meghan launches her podcast 

When the Duchess launched her podcast, she opted for a tan and brown ensemble in the adverts 

Anine Bing ‘Elyse’ Trousers – £220 

Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pumps – worn before

Ecksand ‘Diamond Trio Butterfly’ Earrings – £1,222

5 September: One Young World roundtable 

Arriving for the One World Summit in Manchester in September, Meghan donned a tanned ensemble 

Brandon Maxwell ‘Eleanor’ Silk-Cashmere Polo in oatmeal – £655

Gabriela Hearst ‘Vargas’ wide-leg high-rise silk trousers in Camel – £1,228

Manolo Blahnik BB Pointy Toe Pump In Beige Suede – worn before

Tabayer ‘Oera’ 18K Fairmined Yellow Gold Earrings – £2,720

Tabayer ‘Oera’ Ring – £3,130 

One Young World summit 

The Duchess opted for a fiery red outfit as she attended the summit alongside Prince Harry 

Aquazzura ‘Panthere’ 105 cutout pumps in red suede – £850

Another Tomorrow Bow Blouse In Fire Red – £444

Another Tomorrow Classic Trouser In Fire Red – £486

6 September: Invictus Dusseldorf 2023   

Meanwhile Meghan was elegant in neutral whites and beiges as she attended an event for the Invictus Games in September

Anine Bing ‘Kylin’ Sweater In Ivory – £188

Brandon Maxwell ‘The Holland’ Twill Suiting Trouser In Khaki – £1,500 

Dior ‘D-Moi’ Pump In Greige – worn before

Alexis Bittar ‘Asterales’ Molten Bezel Stud Earrings In ‘Air’ – £70

10 September: Windsor walkabout

In her first appearance after the Queen’s death, the Duchess wore a simple black dress, of which the designer is unknown

Dress – unknown designer

Sarah Flint ‘Jay 100’ Tortoiseshell Heel Pumps In ​Black Suede – worn before

Ecksand Diamond Trio Butterfly Ear Climber Earrings – worn before

14 September: Procession

The Duchess wore a black Givenchy coat she had worn previously as she attended the procession alongside other members of the royal family 

Black Givenchy coat – worn before

Stephan Jones ‘Veronique’ hat –

Loewe ‘Postal’ Bag – worn before

Paul Andrew ‘Pump-It Up’ Pumps – worn before

19 September: Queen’s funeral  

At the Queen’s funeral, the royal wore a black Stella McCartney cape dress with a Dior hat 

Black Stella McCartney cape dress – £1,351

Black Dior X Stephen Jones Wide Brim Crin Hat 

Stuart Weitzman ‘Tippi’ Pumps in Black Combo – £330  

18 October: Spotify event  

Upon her return to the US, Meghan was spotted at the Spotify headquarters where she gave a speech on women’s issues 

Women, Life, Freedom t-shirt – £18  

Valentino Crepe Couture Pants In Black​ – £1552  

Chloe Gosselin ‘Clara’ Sandals In Black Satin – £617  

2 November: Meeting Kasiopia Moore  

Kasiopia Moore, the principal of Campbell Hall, a well-known middle school in Los Angeles, has revealed on her Instagram account yesterday that she will appear on Meghan Markle’s podcast next week. She shared the news along with a picture of her and the Duchess of Sussex

Club Monaco Reissue Trench in Khaki – worn before  

The Row ‘Mercedes’ Straight Leg Cotton Pants in Black – £815  

Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie’ 105 Sandals In Black – worn before  

8 November: Archewell post about voting  

Meghan voted in the California midterm elections, she revealed – while sharing an image of herself proudly sporting an ‘I voted’ sticker

Cuyana Pleat-Back Anorak In Blue -£242  

23 November: Meeting Amanda Gorman  

Upon meeting Amanda Gorman, Meghan opted for a neutral ensemble of a white tank top 

CO Ivory Cashmere Sweater Tank In Ivory -worn before  

LAUREN Ralph Lauren Slide Buckle Leather Belt In Tan​​ – worn before  

Logan Hollowell Baby Queen Water Drop Emerald Solitaire Necklace In Gold – worn before  

29 November: “The Power of Women” event  

Pictures of Meghan Markle show her beaming as she was celebrated as the guest of honor at a ‘power of women’ charity benefit

Giorgio Armani Twisted-Neck Jersey Midi Dress in Green – £1449  

Manolo Blahnik BB Pointed-Toe Pumps in Purple Suede – £605  

Jewellery – worn before  

6 December: Ripple of Hope awards  

Meanwhile the royal wore a dazzling white dress as she attended the Ripple of Hope awards in New York 

Custom Louis Vuitton dress 

Givenchy Black Satin Clutch With Jewelry Clasp – worn before  

Carolina Herrera earrings – £155     


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Duchess doubles! Meghan Markle dons $5,000 monochrome jumpsuit in NYC that is STRIKINGLY similar to gown worn by Kate Middleton just weeks earlier (and it’s not the first time it’s happened!) 

Meghan’s VERY luxurious Netflix and chill! Duchess showcased love of designers with $250 pjs and $1,645 Hermes throw – even wearing a $255 navy ‘Husband’ shirt from her pal Misha Nonoo’s line – in documentary 

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