Here's which royal duchess spends the most money on clothes

Living in the public eye is not easy, and dressing for it is certainly not cheap. But, while celebrities have the luxury of designers and top brands sending them freebies and loaning them gowns for big events, royals are not allowed to accept any clothing for free. Yes, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle both buy every single item of clothing that they wear.

Perhaps that's why the Duchess of Cambridge is so keen on repeating outfits and, like the Duchess of Sussex, has been seen sporting clothing from affordable brands like J.Crew and H&M

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CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan Markle holds Prince Harry's hand as they visit Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan Markle attends the 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony at Goldsmiths' Hall on February 1, 2018 in London, England. The awards celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 2/13/18 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, during their visit to Scotland.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on February 28, 2018 in London, England. Under the theme 'Making a Difference Together', the event will showcase the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry depart after visiting Nechells Wellbeing Centre on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry depart after visiting the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle attends a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum in central London on April 18, 2018, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle attend The Queen's Birthday Party concert on the occassion of Her Majesty's 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 21, 2018. (Photo by John Stillwell / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan Markle attends the Invictus Games Reception at Australia House on April 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Anzac Day commemorates Australian and New Zealand casualties and veterans of conflicts and marks the anniversary of the landings in the Dardanelles on April 25, 1915 that would signal the start of the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Day dawn service at Hyde Park Corner on April 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by GC Images)
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle arrives with her mother Doria Ragland (not pictured) at Cliveden House hotel in the village of Taplow near Windsor on May 18, 2018, the eve of her wedding to Britain's Prince Harry. - Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. (Photo by STEVE PARSONS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel down The Mall in a horse drawn carriage during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II depart Chester Town Hall, where they attended lunch as guests of Chester City Council on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair opened a road bridge in Widnes and visited The Storyhouse in Chester. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, right, delivers a speech and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex applauds as they attend the 'Your Commonwealth' Youth Challenge reception where they will meet youngsters from across the Commonwealth, at Marlborough House in London, Thursday July 5, 2018. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after the christening of Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1O: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wearing a dark navy Dior dress and a hat by milliner Stephen Jones, attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, at government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Royal couple arrived in the Irish capital for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives with Prince Harry to meet Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
DUBLIN, SCOTLAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Famine Memorial on the bank of the River Liffey during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speak with writer Lin Manuel Miranda and others from Sentibale as they attend a gala performance of 'Hamilton' in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on August 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Charity - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the WellChild Awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the '100 Days of Peace' concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War at Central Hall Westminster on September 6, 2018 in London, England. The evening will benefit three mental health charities 'Heroes', 'Combat Stress' and 'Heads Together'. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) arrives with her mother Doria Ragland (L) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to host an event to mark the launch of a cookbook with recipes from a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire at Kensington Palace on September 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to open 'Oceania' at the Royal Academy of Arts on September 25, 2018 in London, England. 'Oceania' is the first-ever major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Photo by: KGC-22/starmaxinc.com STAR MAX ©2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 10/3/18 Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex make their first joint official visit to Sussex. The Duke and Duchess will visit Edes House, located at the heart of Chichester which is the county town of West Sussex. At Edes House Their Royal Highnesses will be shown the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. The Sussex Declaration is one of only two contemporary handwritten ceremonial manuscript copies, the other being the signed copy housed in the National Archives in Washington D.C.. The couple will also do a Walkabout.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Gareth Fuller/Pool via AP)
EXCLUSIVE Prince Harry and Meghan , The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with The Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and his wife Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House during the 1st day of their visit 1st official royal visit and on the day that they announced they were having a baby 16 October 2018.Vantage News/IPx
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, talks to Australian Singer Missy Higgins, with her 9 week old baby Lunar, during a afternoon reception hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.(Andrew Parsons/Pool via AP)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the This Girl Can campaign at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Bondi beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
FRASER ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk along Kingfisher Bay Jetty during a visit to Fraser Island on October 22, 2018 on Fraser Island, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
SUVA, FIJI - OCTOBER 23: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a state dinner hosted by the president of the South Pacific nation Jioji Konrote at the Grand Pacific Hotel on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day nine of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Consular House in NukuÕalofa for a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen NanasipauÕu on October 25, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 26: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho of Tonga on October 26, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Australian Geographic Society Awards to present youth awards to honour the highest achievements in conservation and adventure at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney on October 26, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day 11 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (2nd L) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) are presented with a gift from a performer dressed as an Orc during a visit to Courtney Creative in Wellington on October 29, 2018. - Prince Harry passed on greetings from 'our little bump' to conservation workers in New Zealand on October 29 when he and pregnant wife Meghan toured a South Island nature reserve. (Photo by HAGEN HOPKINS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HAGEN HOPKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for a public walkabout at the Rotorua Government Gardens in Rotorua on October 31, 2018. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three-week tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, left, and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey to attend the National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice in London, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The cessation of hostilities in WWI ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,1918. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19 : (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends The Royal Variety Performance 2018 at the London Palladium on November 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community Cookbook' are making a difference at Al Manaar, North Kensington on November 21, 2018 in London, England. Together: Our Community Cookbook features over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images)
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However, earlier this year it was reported by the blog Meghan's Mirror that Meghan Markle spent a whopping $658,950 on her clothes in 2018. UFO No More, a royal fashion blog, calculates the number a little lower at around $509,278, but still, triple digits! They've also estimated that in 2018, Kate Middleton spent nearly $85,097 on her wardrobe, nearly five times less than her sister-in-law.

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KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge exits the Royal Palace on her way to visit the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park on day 3 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. The Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park opened last year in the name of Princess Ingrid Alexandra to mark the 25th anniversary of The King's reign. During this visit, The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to meet members of the public gathered in the park. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.
OSLO, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) is escorted into dinner by King Harald V of Norway followed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge ecorted by Queen Sonja of Norway at the Royal Palace on day 3 of their visit to Sweden and Norway on February 1, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on February 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waves to waiting school children as she arrives to visit Pegasus Primary School in Oxford, north of London, on March 6, 2018, to learn more about the work of the charity Family Links. Family Links works closely with schools nationwide to support both children and parents with their emotional health and wellbeing, with an emphasis on early intervention. / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO / ARTHUR EDWARDS (Photo credit should read ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge leaves after attending symposium of leading academics and charities championing early intervention into the lives of children at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) 
TOPSHOT - Princess Charlotte and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge leaves a service at Westminster Abbey, London, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at Victoria & Albert Museum on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and this is her first visit in the role. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for visit to the Imperial War Museum in London on October 31, 2018 to view letters relating to the three brothers of her great-grandmother ahead of Armistice Day. - Her Royal Highness visited the IWM London to view letters relating to the three brothers of her great-grandmother, all of whom fought and died in the First World War. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House on November 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the BBC to view the work the broadcaster is doing as a key member of The Duke's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying at BBC Broadcasting House on November 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge attends an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace in London.
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According to UFO No More, the Duchess of Sussex was the top spender on clothing in 2018 out of the world's royal members, with Crown Princess Mary coming in second with around $144,349 spent, Sophie, Countess of Wessex coming in third with around $91,939 spent and the Duchess of Cambridge coming in fourth.

While Meghan's high number may seem extraordinary, keep in mind she got married last year and this includes her Stella McCartney party gown and wedding jewels. (Her custom Givenchy wedding gown was not included, as it's too hard to estimate a price for such a piece.) 

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The Duchess of Sussex visited Smart Works, one of her four patronages announced in January 2019. 

She wore a black dress from the maternity brand Hatch, which she paired with an Oscar de la Renta trench coat and Gianvito Rossi pumps. She accessorized the look with matching tan gloves, a black clutch and Kimai earrings. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Birkenhead in January. The duchess' look was said to pay homage to Princess Diana. 

She ditched her usually neutral ensembles for a purple Babaton by Aritzia dress, a bright red Sentaler coat, matching red heels and a brown leather bag by designer Gabriela Hearst

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The Duchess of Sussex visited with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in London, another one of her patronages. 

She wore a stylish black Givenchy coat paired with a coordinating black top and pleated skirt. She finished her monochromatic look with nude heels and her hair in a high bun. 

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Duchess Meghan visited the Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity in January, her first visit as its patron. 

She wore a neutral monochromatic look with her signature blow out. Under a cashmere Armani coat, she wore a turtleneck maternity dress from H&M. She accessorized the look with the Stella McCartney Falabella Mini Reversible Shaggy Deer Tote Bag ($1145 at Neiman Marcus) and nude heels. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Cirque du Soleil Premiere Of 'TOTEM' at Royal Albert Hall in January.

Duchess Meghan wore a glittering long-sleeved Roland Mouret gown with Stuart Weitzman sandals and Givenchy clutch, along with a gold bracelet that reportedly once belonged to Princess Diana. 

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan visited the Old Vic theater in Bristol. 

Meghan wore a black coat by William Vintage and a matching scarf paired with an olive green purse.

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Inside the Old Vic, Duchess Meghan took off her black William Vintage coat and wore a printed Oscar de la Renta dress and olive green boots by Sarah Flint

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Endeavour Fund Awards at Drapers Hall in February.

The Duchess wore a Givenchy ensemble consisting of a white button down and a black high-waisted skirt. She accessorized her look with a black clutch and Aquazzura pumps. 

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The Duchess of Sussex attended a gala performance of 'The Wider Earth' in support of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust & the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy at the Natural History Museum in February.

She wore a winter-white turtleneck dress by Calvin Klein with a chic coat by Amanda Wakeley. She paired the neutral ensemble with olive green pumps and a matching olive clutch, both by Ralph Lauren

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Meghan Markle had dinner with friends (including Serena Williams) at The Polo Bar in NYC ahead of her lavish baby shower in February.

She wore a full-length black Victoria Beckham double-breast coat, dark skinny jeans and black Tamara Mellon boots.

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Duchess Meghan was spotted in NYC ahead of her baby shower with friends visiting the Met Breuer museum in February. 

She wore a black vintage-cut coat with black skinny jeans, sunglasses by Le SpecsStuart Weitzman heels and a Carolina Herrera handbag

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Meghan Markle was spotted outside of The Mark Hotel in NYC leaving for her flight back to the UK. 

The duchess wore comfy black leggings, a zip-up jacket and black sneakers under a classic camel coat for the long trip. She carried a black Cuyana bag and supposedly wore a Jennifer Meyer 18-carat gold necklace that read "Mommy." 

On her head, she wore a black baseball cap that read "rectify," which is the name of her friend and former "Suits" co-star, Abigail Spencer's, now-canceled Sundance Channel series. In fact, the hat may have been loaned to her by her pal as Spencer was spotted wearing it in NYC days prior. 

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On the first day of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 3-day trip to Morocco, they were greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco and his wife. 

Meghan got off the plane wearing a custom red Valentino cape dress accessorized with nude heels and a matching clutch. 

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On Meghan and Harry's second day of their trip to Morocco, the duke and duchess stopped by a local school to meet with students and teachers. The duchess even received a henna tattoo!

She wore a a navy blue Alice + Olivia blazer with a black sweater by Misha Nonoo (her good friend!), black pants and . Later day she swapped the black top for a Babaton for Aritzia white button down blouse and heels.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex later attended a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco on their second day in Morocco.

She wore a custom Dior cape dress with embellishments on the sleeves, gold heels and a matching metallic clutch.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out on their third day in Morocco to visit the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports to learn more about the country's developing program to help children with special needs. 

Meghan dressed down for the outing in black skinny jeans, a striped knit, Stuart Weitzman booties and a green khaki utility jacket by J. Crew. Her hair was pulled back into a casual pony tail. 

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The couple continued their visit at the Andalusian Gardens where they heard about youth empowerment in Morocco from young social entrepreneurs. 

Meghan wore a white blazer by Babaton for Aritizia over a Lloyd/Ford black pleated dress with black polka-dot Manolo Blahnik heels and gold earrings by GAS Bijoux

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For their last official event in Morroco, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan met with King Mohammed VI of Morocco at his residence.

Meghan opted for a stunning blue Carolina Herrara gown straight off the designer's Fall/Winter 2019 runway (the show was actually designed with her in mind!). She accessorized the look with a metallic clutch and her hair in her signature low bun.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in March. 

Meghan Markle dazzled in a metallic brocade dress for the occasion, which she paired with a white Amanda Wakeley Crombie coat, which retails for $1,190 on the designer's website. She accessorized the look with suede Paul Andrew heels and a pink clutch from Wilbur & Gussie

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The Duke of Sussex surprised the audience and pulled the duchess up on stage while giving a speech at the UK's WE Day event. 

Meghan wore a navy Ralph Lauren blazer, black sweater and Rag & Bone maternity jeans, similar to an outfit she wore in Morocco. She accessorized the look with her gold Jennifer Myer 'Mummy' necklace.

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The Duchess of Sussex joined in a panel discussion, convened by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, to mark International Women's Day at King's College London in March.

Duchess Meghan wore a black-and-white, floral-printed Reiss mini-dress and a black blazer by Alexander McQueen. She also carried a black Stella McCartney bag and wore matching Manolo Blahnik pumps.

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The Duke and Duchess Of Sussex attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House in March.

The duchess, who is around eight months pregnant, looked stunning in a green coat with black beaded detailing on the cuffs and collar by Canadian designer Erdem. She paired the outerwear with a matching green dress and Aquazzura black heels. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March. 

Duchess Meghan wore Victoria Beckham head-to-toe in a white and black printed dress with white overcoat and green heels. She topped off the look with a white hat, per tradition. 

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As for Kate Middleton, she was on maternity leave for nearly six months after giving birth to Prince Louis in April, so we didn't get to see much of what she was wearing. In 2017, however, she reportedly spent around $130,000. 

The duchesses' wardobe budgets reportedly come from the money Prince Charles gives to his sons from his Duchy of Cornwall income. And let's not forget, before marrying into the royal family, Duchess Kate came from a wealthy family and Duchess Meghan was a successful actress, so there is seemingly money to be spent. So, why not spend it on fabulous clothes?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge greets Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, with old ties and new links enabling cooperation towards social, political and economic development which is both inclusive and sustainable. The Commonwealth represents a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the worlds population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old. Each year the Commonwealth adopts a theme upon which the Service is based. This years theme A Connected Commonwealth speaks of the practical value and global engagement made possible as a result of cooperation between the culturally diverse and widely dispersed family of nations, who work together in friendship and goodwill. The Commonwealths governments, institutions and people connect at many levels, including through parliaments and universities. They work together to protect the natural environment and the ocean which connects many Commonwealth nations, shore to shore. Cooperation on trade encourages inclusive economic empowerment for all people - particularly women, youth and marginalised communities. The Commonwealths friendly sporting rivalry encourages people to participate in sport for development and peace. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Pohle / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Pohle / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), talks with Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) as Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, stand by attending the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Pohle / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Centenary Of The Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service at Westminster Abbey marking The Centenary Of WW1 Armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge followed by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after attending a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11am on the 11th November 1918. This day is commemorated as Remembrance Day with special attention being paid for this years centenary. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
(L-R) Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn, Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales leave after attending the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
TOPSHOT - Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react as they sit in the Royal box on Centre Court to watch Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the continuation of their men's singles semi-final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1O: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
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