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Meghan Markle's lavish £5,000 birthday look at Harry's friend and Archie godfather wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the wedding two years ago today. Charlie van Straubenzee was marrying his partner Daisy Jenks, where Harry served as best man. Harry and Charlie have been friends since they attended Ludgrove School together. They go back along way and are still close, it is said.

Meghan’s look for the day, both as a wedding guest and the birthday girl, cost almost £5,000.

She wore a relatively cheap dress for a royal, the Club Monaco Shoanah dress, £400.

The shirt dress, with a pretty pleated skirt in white and blue, and features a drawstring waist. Around the waist of the dress Meghan added a black leather tie belt by Miu Miu, £191.68.

Her hat, the key component of a royal’s wedding look, was a bespoke version of the Philip Treacy OC 471 fascinator.

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Bespoke Philip Treacy hats cost in the region of £900.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of shoes from her favourite brand, Aquazurra.

Her gorgeous pair were the Aquazurra Deveuve 105 black pumps, which cost £490.

Always a fan of perfectly paired accessories, Meghan wore the Linda Farrow round frame sunglasses, which cost in the region of £700, and a Kaya Anna Straw clutch bag, £187.83.

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress for her chapel ceremony cost £387,000 while the dress for her reception was estimated to have cost £119,555, Entertainment Tonight reported.

Biographer Katie Nicholl told ET: “It does fall now, that she is married into the royal family, to the Prince of Wales…to cover the cost of her working royal wardrobe.

“It may be that Meghan contributed certainly some of the costs for either of those wedding dresses, or perhaps both of those wedding dresses, I believe was also picked up by the palace.

“Meghan is now an ambassador for the royal family. Look at the publicity she has brought in run up to the wedding. I’d argue that’s worth every penny.”



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