Kate's lavish winter wardrobe

By: News Desk
Published: 02:58 AM, 25 Jan, 2023
Kate's lavish winter wardrobe
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Last year marked the Princess of Wales' most expensive to date when it came to her wardrobe, with the royal wearing £176,664 worth of new clothing.

The return to regular royal engagements and foreign tours following the end of the Covid-19 pandemic saw spending increase on outfits, with 2022 beating her previous most expensive year in 2017, when she wore £119,000 of new outfits.

In 2021, the royal had slashed her new wardrobe total, wearing £48,845 worth of new clothing. In 2020, she wore £93,914 of new clothing, and 2019, she wore £103,075 worth of clothing.  

However, this crept up last year, and the insurance value of her top eight outfits from her Autumn/Winter wardrobe alone was more than £30,000, according to SO SURE.

SO-SURE used an algorithm to estimate the insurance value, using information from search demand statistics and social media to come to its totals.

The insurance value of the eight outfits from her A/W wardrobe fell short of her S/S outfits (which it calculated at £51,100), coming in at £31,888.

This makes the combined value of her 16 S/S and A/W looks work out to an eye-watering estimated £82,988. 

The King is understood to cover the costs of Kate's wardrobes for 'work-related' engagements through his official household budget, but it is not clear whether the Princess always pays full price for outfits or receives discounts.

September - Visiting Sandringham House following the Queen's death 

Alexander McQueen dress - £2,019

Gianvito Rossi pumps - £595

Grace Han ‘Love Letter’ Small Top Handle Bag - £2,050

Pearl and diamond drop earrings gifted by the Queen - £1215 

Diamond cross necklace - £949

Total insurance value: £6,828 

October - Attending the 10th Anniversary of Coach Core in London

Vintage 1995 bouclé Chanel jacket - £3,860

Roland Mouret trousers - £274

Gianvito Rossi pumps - £520

Astley Clarke pendant necklace - £160

Spells of Love earrings - RRP £60

Insurance Value £4,874 

October - Visiting Northern Ireland

Coat - unknown designer, estimated insurance value £525

Blouse - £295

Alexander McQueen trousers - £950

Gianvito Rossi pumps - £530

DeMellier nano bag - £295

Earrings - unknown designer, estimated insurance value £95

Insurance Value £2,690

November - Attending a community impact day in Scarborough 

‘Betti’ cashmere turtleneck dress by Gabriela Hearst - £1,180

MAX&Co coat - £322

‘Celia’ calfskin pumps by Ralph Lauren - £460

Boden belt - £60

Nano Montreal handbag by Demellier London -  £295

Accesorize earrings - £2

Insurance Value £2,319

November - Watching the quarter-final of the Rugby League World Cup 

Customised Alexander McQueen coat - £2,990

Gabriela Hearst turtleneck - £568

Co pleated skirt-  £399

Gianvito Rossi block heel boots - £1,280

Annoushka Pearl and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings - £511 and £600

Insurance Value £6,348

November - Visiting Harvard University in Boston

Emilia Wickstead dress - £850

Gianvito Rossi shoes - £520

Mulberry 'Harlow' satchel - £670

Lenique Louis earrings - £285

Insurance Value £2,325

December - Hosting Together at Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey

Iris & Ink turtleneck sweater - £145

Iris & Ink skirt - £177

Holland Cooper coat - £749

Gianvito Rossi boots - £1,280

Wolf & Badger earrings - ​​£158

Insurance Value £2,509

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