While the various members of British royal family, who have been credited with setting fashion trends for decades, are celebrated for their refined sense of style, they’re also heralded for their masterful approach to high-low dressing. Pairing designer items with more affordable alternatives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been known to mix Zara and H&M with Chanel and Stella McCartney.
However, given that the royal family are reportedly worth an estimated US$88 billion, it should come as no surprise that their impeccably-curated wardrobes are made up of far more expensive designer styles than modest high-street options. From ball gowns and day dresses to coats and handbags, these items come with a hefty price tag—one reserved only for those with wallets as deep as the British royals.
In an effort to break down just how much it would cost to dress like a royal, Vogue has listed the most expensive outfits worn by the British royal family in recent history. Unsurprisingly, Kate Middleton and Megan Markle’s outfits of choice make up the most part of the eye-opening list, which is topped by each of their extravagant wedding gowns.
Meghan Markle’s US$5,595 Roland Mouret dress
In 2019, while pregnant with Archie, Meghan Markle attended a Cirque du Soleil performance wearing what Insider confirms to have been a sparkly blue Roland Mouret dress worth US$5,595.
Kate Middleton’s US$10,000 Chanel outfit
Kate Middleton stepped out wearing a belted tweed Chanel dress while attending an official royal engagement with Prince William in Paris in 2017. According to Insider, the outfit is valued at approximately US$10,000.
Prince Harry’s US$10,246 Dege & Skinner wedding uniform
For his wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, Prince Harry donned a custom-made Dege & Skinner Blues and Royals uniform. Insider reports the look, which served as a nod to the regiment he served with in Afghanistan, to have been worth an estimated US$10,246.
Kate Middleton’s $US10,605 Alexander McQueen gown
In 2017, Kate Middleton wore a floral, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown to the BAFTA Awards. In 2019, she re-wore the look, but this time with a pair of cap sleeves, to an event at the National Portrait Gallery. Insider reports the dress to have been worth $US10,605.
Meghan Markle’s US$13,044 Oscar de la Renta dress
While attending the Australian Geographic Society Awards in 2018, Insider reports Meghan Markle took to the stage wearing a US$13,044 black bird-emblazoned Oscar de la Renta dress.
Meghan Markle’s US$18,000 Givenchy dress
Meghan Markle pulled out all the stops with what Insider confirms to have been a US$18,000 Givenchy dress for her first solo royal engagement with Queen Elizabeth in 2018.
Meghan Markle’s US$75,000 Ralph & Russo engagement portraits dress
In her official engagement portraits alongside Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wore a sheer Ralph & Russo gown. Insider reports the look, which was straight from the fashion house’s haute couture autumn/winter ’16/’17 collection, was worth approximately US$75,000.
Kate Middleton’s US$332,000 Alexander McQueen wedding dress
Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding gown takes the cake as the most expensive outfit worn by a member of the British royal family in recent history. Insider confirm the dress, designed by Sarah Burton, was worth approximately US$332,000.