fashion blog ‘UFO No More’, focusing on the fashion of royal ladies, calculates each year how much the royals in Europe spend on their wardrobe. There are new items of clothing (reinforced pieces do not count) but also accessories (jewellery, handbags...) is calculated. Meghan, who this year joined the very select club, jumps immediately to the top of the ranking: they wore the past year, most of the new clothes and also gave the most in total: the blog could not all pieces have a price tag, but even came with a number of question marks on 479.048 euro.
Meghan puts this head and shoulders above its European counterparts. Crown princess Mary of Denmark, at number two, giving approximately five times less than the duchess of Sussex: ‘but’ 102.904 euro. Kate Middleton, the wife of prince William, did it with a modest (cough) 80.237 euro. And then the very expensive wedding dress from Meghan, a unique creation from Givenchy, not even included in that amount. The earrings and bracelet from Cartier that she, in marriage, wore - price tag: 206.022 euro - sit, however, in that amount. But even if those don't count Buckingham Palace wanted to the rumor that they are a gift were of prince Charles never confirm - is Meghan still largely at the top of the ranking.
And who pays for all that? That is not entirely clear, but the British palace is proud of clothing by ‘privébudgetten’ funded and that no tax money is involved.
The full list can be seen below. The price for the most expensive items of clothing goes to Charlene of Monaco: she gave ‘but’ 61.390 euro to new fashion, but her wardrobe costs an average of 2.557 euros per piece.
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We have a few comments to make on this list. At first, she is not complete: the number of pieces of which the price tag is unknown, it is not for every royal as great. Therefore, this can give a wrong impression. In addition, it is also Meghans first year as a royal. So, it is obvious that they are her wardrobe still must build and not a lot of pieces to reuse.
And in addition, it is also never sure if the royal ladies, however, effectively (the full price) paid for their outfit. They get a lot of pieces on loan or as a gift from the fashion houses. That is the reason why queen Rania of Jordan, when asked to not more in the list to appear. The court said in a statement to know that the queen it is a pity that this attention distracts from her achievements. According to the court, does Rania account with the cost of her wardrobe and keeps her expenses ‘in balance’. “The vast majority of the garments are lent by fashion houses, offered as a gift or with a discount bought.” That blogs often deal with the sale price from the clothing, make according to the court, for ‘the wrong impression’.