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Meghan Markle’s designer charity gala outfit cost over £9,000 – what was she wearing?

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Meghan Markle is the Duchess of Sussex, and was granted the titled after her wedding to Prince Harry, 33, in May.

So far most of her official outings have involved accompanying Prince Harry.

Last night she attended Central Hall in Westminster, in London.

Meghan joined Harry in London for the 100 Days to Peace gala, in support of charities for military veterans who face mental health challenges.

Meghan opted for a blue number. The sleeveless dress had flattering pleat details on the front and fell to just below her knee.

The dress is by Jason Wu, and although it is not currently available online, other Wu dresses retail in the region of £1,460.93.

Meghan carried a modified version of the Christian Dior 2017 Satin Bee Clutch, which retails online currently for £657.54.

On her feet she wore a pair of stunning heels with bejewelled ankle strap.

The Aquazzura Portrait of a Lady pumps can be bought online for £640.

However, the Duchess’s earrings make up the bulk of the enormous value of the outfit.

The Birk Snowstorm diamond earrings in white gold cost £7,035.36.

The Stunning pieces are 2.15ct diamond earrings are crafted in 18kt white gold. This makes the entire outfit worth £9,793.83.

The world famous Canadian fashion brand states that the pieces were inspired by the icy beauty of Canadian winters.

Meghan beamed as she held hands with her husband walking into her event.

It’s not the first time Meghan Markle has worn a very expensive outfit on official royal duty. 

At the Wellchild Awards Meghan wore an outfit worth more than £3,232.37.

She wore the Acacia One-Button Blazer in black from the brand, which costs £1,319. She added to this the Serge trousers, priced at £476.85.

Under the rather pricey suit Meghan wore the Deitas Coco Camisole in Shantung Black, which is £292.93.

For her shoes she opted for Aquazzura, an Italian luxury footwear brand. The Simply Irresistible 105 pumps cost £420.

Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile

Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.


Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.


In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.

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