WHO PAYS FOR THE DUCHESS’S WARDROBE?

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

MEGHAN is hardly short of cash, with a for­tune es­ti­mated at €5.6 mil­lion, and in her for­mer life as an ac­tress, many hun­dreds of gar­ments will have been gifted to her by fawn­ing de­sign­ers.

But it’s against royal pro­to­col to ac­cept free­bies, and these days her of­fi­cial wardrobe will be paid for from the same pot as William, Kate and Harry’s: Prince Charles’s Duchy of Corn­wall es­tate. Last year, it earned €25.5 mil­lion, with the young roy­als spend­ing around €3.8 mil­lion of this on salaries, of­fice costs and other busi­ness­re­lated ex­penses.

That’s not to say Meghan isn’t mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion. Royal in­sid­ers sus­pect she may also be bor­row­ing gar­ments for spe­cial oc­ca­sions.

And some of the bills may be footed by her gen­er­ous hus­band. Harry has an es­ti­mated €34mil­lion in the bank, in­clud­ing €11mil­lion in­her­ited from his late mother, €367,000 a year in in­vest­ment prof­its from Diana’s es­tate and sav­ings from his army salary.

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