Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles during an event at Government House in Melbourne. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)

When Meghan Markle said “I do” to Prince Harry, she went from Hollywood star to royal Duchess. Since then the Duchess of Sussex Meghan, royalty obsessed, fans have kept an eye on the ex-actress’s every move and outfit. 

With every public appearance, the Duchess’s outfits have been scrutinized from head to toe. Her outfit choices have received mixed responses. Some loving her Hollywood meets royalty style while others have criticized her exorbitantly expensive outfits.

We would love to dress like the Duchess but don't have a royal budget for high-end designer garments.

Here’s a breakdown of our favourite Meghan looks and how to get the look on a girl-next-door budget.

During one of Meghan’s first appearances she attended the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House in London wearing a bright yellow dress. Sadly we haven’t seen the Duchess such a bright and cheerful dress since then.

Duchess wears yellow dress Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge. (Picture: Reuters)

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Yellow wrap maxi dress from Edgars for R399

Black might not have been the most cheerful colour to wear to the of Daisy Jenks and Charlie Van Straubenzee wedding but we can’t help but love how the way she wore a very trendy pleated skirt. The knotted leather belt gave the almost conservative look a modern edge.

Meghan attends the Daisy Jenks and Charlie Van Straubenzee wedding (Pic: Reuters)

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Pleated skirt: Black pleated midi skirt by Style Republic, R209

Fascinator: Black small boat hat from Lovisa, R400

When she accompanied husband Prince Harry at the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup she wore a denim 50’s inspired dress. This look was informal yet elegant.  

Meghan at the Polo. (Pic: Matt Dunham, AP)

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Navy midi-tea dress from Woolworths, R650

Much to the Queen’s dislike, Meghan loves suits. Especially pants suits. When she attended the annual WellChild Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, she wore a classic black blazer with a slightly flared pants. She wore a silky black camisole to soften the look.

The Duchess loves pants suits. (Pic:Matt Dunham, AP)

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Jacket: Stretch structured jacket from Woolworths, R 899

Pants: Black zipped trouser from Woolworths, R399

Camisole: Silk cami from Country Road, R999

When Serena Williams stepped on the court to play this year’s Wimbledon women's final her friend, the Duchess, was right there to support her. We loved how she wore a wide-legged white pants with a blue and white striped shirt. A classic summer look.

Meghan at Wimbledon. (Pic: REUTERS)

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Striped shirt: Striped shirt from Edgars, R299

White pants: Milk white Culotte from Witchery, R1199

When the newlyweds attended the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall in central London, Meghan wore a safari-inspired camel coloured buttoned dress. 

Meghan at the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition. (Pic: REUTERS)

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Camel belted linen blend-shirt dress from Woolworths, R1499

Meghan's classic shoes: Meghan keeps her footwear simple by opting for either a nude or black shoe. Amazing how those two classic tones complete just about any look.

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Black shoe: Florence pump by Country Road, R1299


Nude shoe: Buckle trim slingback court shoes from Woolworths, R450