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So… It’s a universally acknowledged fact that wedding dresses are expensive.
But royal wedding dresses? Well, let’s just say they cost way more than most of us make in a year.
In fact, before their weddings, Kate and Meghan had to pay for all their own clothes – or with help from Prince William or Prince Harry’s personal wealth.
Nothing was covered by royal family funds.
Meghan wore a handmade Ralph and Russo gown for her and Harry’s December 2017 engagement photos. New Idea reported this dress cost £56,000 (that’s AU$101,000!).
Her Givenchy wedding dress is estimated to have cost somewhere between AU$137,000-AU$365,000. Wow.
Of course, Meghan’s former acting career meant her net worth was estimated at $5 million before she became a royal. Fortune reported she earned US$50,000 per episode of Suits, so she could afford to spend big on her dresses.
Even though Kate was considered a 'commoner' before her marriage to William, her family reportedly paid for her very expensive custom Sarah Burton Alexander McQueen wedding gown.
Her gown is believed to have cost £250,000, about AU$450,000. That is just... mind-blowing.
Kate herself is worth around $10 million, and the company her family owns is reportedly worth $50 million, so she could afford costly threads too.