Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex greets well wishers as she and Prince Harry visit Chichester, south east England, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)

When the Duchess of Cambridge returned to royal duties on Tuesday after the birth of Prince Louis she wore a casual ensemble costing £1,314 (about R25000.

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge sits on a log with children as she visits the Sayers Croft Forest School. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP)

Not to be outdone, the Duchess of Sussex visited her new home county for the first time yesterday – in clothes and jewellery worth an eye-watering £4,821 (about R92000).

The outfit included a £1,695 Gabriela Hearst handbag, £1,669 Georgio Armani cashmere coat and a £369 Hugo Boss moss green leather skirt – paired with a rather more affordable £69 blouse from High street store & Other Stories.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, Pool)

While Meghan, 37, was dressed to impress, many also commented on her long, luscious eyelashes, leading to speculation that she was wearing false ones.

The Duchess and Prince Harry began their day, just over four months after the Queen gave them the dukedom on their marriage, in Chichester, West Sussex, and were greeted by a cheering crowd of 1,000.

The couple met 13 children from Westbourne House school who had hand-made them an A-Z guide – or A to Zee, as Meghan pronounced it – to places to visit in Sussex.