Having landed the role of global fashion muse mere months into her relationship withÂ Prince Harry, it wasnâ€™t surprising that theÂ Duchess of Sussexâ€˜s maternity wardrobeÂ proved to be media cat-nip.
Ever since the mother-to-be debuted her bump in aÂ Â£940 dress by Aussie designer Karen Gee (and subsequently caused the website to crash), the royalâ€™s legion ofÂ fashion disciples have religiously followed her every sartorial move.
From diplomatic choices abroad (she famously pulled off a series of headline-worthy looks on two royal tours) to surprise appearances (remember when Harry dragged her up on stage?), Meghanâ€™s maternity wardrobe has been quite the talking point over recent months.
But with a grand total of 76 outfits since October 2018 and, reportedly, herÂ last public engagement ticked from the Buckingham Palace schedule, how much did the 37-year-oldâ€™s maternity closet cost?
Click below to see every maternity outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn so far:
According to research conducted by fashion search engineÂ Love the Sales, the Duchess of Sussexâ€™s royal maternity wardrobe weighs in at an estimated Â£478,920.
To garner a greater understanding of the Kensington Palace bill, thatâ€™s approximately Â£6,385 per outfit including jewellery.
Stuart McClure, CMO and founder of Love the Sales, told Yahoo UK: â€œMeghan continues to have a huge influence on shoppers. Itâ€™s quite common for items the Duchess wears to sell out on our shopping platform within 24 hours.â€
â€œHer maternity fashion is no exception, as weâ€™ve seen a sharp increase in sales from top designers such as Stella McCartney to affordable outfits from ASOS. As Meghanâ€™s global star power grows, brands will be hoping the royal takes a liking to their clothing.â€
With that in mind, letâ€™s break down the Duchess of Sussexâ€™s maternity closet from her go-to designer labels to the looks which bagged the most social media likes.
Who foots the bill for Meghan Markleâ€™s maternity wardrobe?
Before the royal wedding, it was widely reported that Meghan paid for her own newfound royal closet,Â as members of the royal family are not permitted to accept free clothes from brands.
Now, itâ€™s believed that Prince Charles splits the Â£20M annual income from the Duchy of Cornwall with Prince William, Prince Harry and their two wives.
These funds are used to foot Meghanâ€™s sartorial bill â€“ along with Kate, Harry and Williamâ€™s.
But according toÂ Brand FinanceÂ itâ€™s a worthy investment, as her fashion status is estimated to fuel Â£500 million a year.
Meghan Markleâ€™s most affordable maternity item
For the Duchess of Sussexâ€™s first solo engagement of 2019, the mother-to-be dressed her bump in her most affordable maternity item to date.
The former actress arrived atÂ Mayhew â€“ an animal welfare organisation in North London â€“ in a Â£24.99 (now Â£15 in the sale) H&M dress from the Swedish brandâ€™s maternity collection.
To give the ensemble a royal kick, she beat the rain in a chic Armani coat finished withÂ a Â£713 Stella McCartney bag and Â£564 Manolo Blahnik slingbacks.Â Â The item sold out online in under 24 hours and was soon being flogged on eBay for six times the retail price.
Meghan Markleâ€™s most expensive maternity item
The Duchess of Sussexâ€™s biggest maternity splurge was 400 times more expensive than the high street look above and undoubtedly reigns as one of her most lust-worthy ensembles to date.
For the 2018Â Geographic Society Awards on October 26, 2018 Meghan dressed in a princess-worthyÂ Oscar de la Renta dress which reportedly weighed in at Â£10,000.To finish the look, she wore her go-to Â£490 heels by Aquazzura.
Meghan Markleâ€™s most popular maternity outfit
According to Love the Sales, the maternity outfit which bagged the most social media likes was the one-shoulder Givenchy gown she wore to the British Fashion Awards.
The garment, courtesy of royal wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller, racked up 356,000 likes in total.READ MORE: Chronicling the Duchess of Sussexâ€™s love affair with the boat neckline
Meghan Markleâ€™s least popular maternity outfit
The Duchess of Sussex is a self-confessed fan of Givenchy and has worn seven looks by the French fashion house on public engagements throughout her pregnancy.
But the now-famous royal blue co-ord she wore on October 31 while on a walkabout in New Zealand, failed to impress a large number of royal fans.
The semi-sheer ensemble garnered just 39,000 likes on social media.
How does Meghanâ€™s maternity wardrobe compare to Kateâ€™s?
Before the Duchess of Sussex became a fully-fledged member of the Windsor clan, the Duchess of Cambridge was heralded the royal fashion muse of the moment.
And with three children â€“ Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis â€“ the 37-year-old is well-versed in the maternity department.
But throughout her three pregnancies, the Duchess of Cambridge recycled a large number of the looks and was praised for her strategic cost-per-wear approach.
In fact, itâ€™s her maternity coat collection that she frequently revisits, as she has recycled the following throughout her pregnancies: aÂ Â£1,5000 hot pink Mulberry coat, a Â£169 Hobbs leopard coat and aÂ Â£1,784 Sportmax coat in powder blue.