This is how much Meghan Markle's Australian tour wardrobe cost

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The Royal family clothing budget is no joke, as the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the gang need to always look on point for official engagements.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Meghan Markle's wardrobe was worth around £750,000. And now that her first official tour has come to an end, experts have tallied the cost of her Australian wardrobe.

For the 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, the Duchess mixed in new pieces for existing ones, and according to Hello! Fashion, the total cost amounted to around £117k.

New dresses, including ones by local designers such as Maggie Marilyn and Martin Grant, as well as some by Reformation, Self Portrait and Figue, came to almost £65k, whilst re-worn items came to just over £52k.

Meanwhile, accessories by the likes of Prada, Dior and Gucci, and jewellery made up the rest - though some diamond pieces were more difficult to cost up.

She wore over 40 outfits, and the most expensive one was probably the Oscar de la Renta gown she wore to the Australian Geographic Awards at the Shangri-La hotel in Sydney, which cost £10,000.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.