DURBAN - American- born actress Meghan Markle has been making headlines with her fashion forward wardrobe; but just who is paying for her fashionable looks?
According to the UK Business Insider, the money for the future Princess's clothes as well as those of her soon to be husband Prince Harry's clothes are at their own cost.
Royals are not allowed to accept clothes for free.
However, once Markle gets married to Prince Harry in May, the cost for Markle's wardrobe will be included in the royal budget.
Markle, who reportedly made $50 000 (R591500) an episode on American TV series Suits, has a net worth of $5 million (R59,1 million) with Prince Harry reported to be worth $25 million (R331,2 million).
Since her engagement to Prince Harry, Markle has been spotted wearing designer clothes worth thousands of dollars.
In her first official royal outing, Markle wore an Amanda Wakeley coat that cost more than $1 000 (R11830).
For her official engagement shoot, the actress wore British brand Ralph and Russo that cost more than $75 000 (R887250).
Meghan Markle wearing an Amanda Wakeley coat. Photo: Facebook
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement photos. Photo: Facebook
The actress is also known for her taste in designer handbags. According to People, on a visit to Birmingham for International Women's Day, Markle carried a navy blue Altuzarra Ghianda Saddle Bag that cost $1 595 (R18868,85).
Markle will most likely be paying for her wedding dress too, Kate Middleton, who married Prince Harry's older brother William in 2011, reportedly paid for her own wedding dress.
Middleton's dress, by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen was rumoured to have cost $434 000 (R5,1 million).
Prince Charles has reportedly budgeted $4,8 million of his income for Prince Harry as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton's personal expenses.
The funds are from his annual $28 million (R331,2 million) earnings from his income as the Duchy of Cornwall.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE