Meghan Markle’s £140,000 outfit for the Queen’s Christmas lunch revealed
Meghan Markle looked stunning at the Queen’s lunch yesterday. The Duchess of Sussex wore a head-to-toe designer look. A former-actress, Meghan Markle likes her high-end and pricey garments and yesterday was no different. However, Meghan’s dress was not new. In fact, she wore the dress two years ago, appearing on US television.
So, how much did the look cost? Blog Meghan’s Mirror identified Meghan’s garments, including one very expensive bracelet.
Meghan’s high neck blue and yellow dress is the ‘Davina’ dress by Erdem.
The Canadian-British fashion house was pipped to be designing Meghan’s wedding dress, however the former-actress opted for Givenchy.
The Erdem dress was last available online for £1,260 on Mytheresa.com.
Meghan previously wore the dress for an interview with American TV programme Today in January 2016.
She co-presented a fashion segment in the garment, which she has brought to London with her.
Meghan turned to an old favourite brand for her footwear, Aquazurra. She wore shoes from the brand to announce her engagement with Prince Harry in 2017.
These shoes, the Simply Irresistible 105 pumps, cost £496 on Farfetch.com.
To keep warm Meghan wore the Gillian Anderson soft wool swing coat from Winser London. The coat costs £395.
It was the Duchess’s jewellery that elevated the price of her outfit.
She is reported to have worn the stunning diamond and white gold Reflection de Cartier bracelet, which costs £139,000 before tax, to the event.
She wore the bracelet for her wedding in May.
She also appeared to wear the same Cartier earrings she wore for her nuptials to Harry. However, these earrings are listed with price on request.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are said to be going through a rift in the run up to Christmas.
Reportedly Meghan and Harry have turned down Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton’s offer to stay with them this Christmas, despite staying with them last year.
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.