It’s no secret that British royals keep a well-stocked wardrobe, suited for any engagement or event. Queen Elizabeth II is even said to own more than 200 Launer bags (her favorite handbag label) in only two preferred styles, the Telegraph once reported. So one could only imagine the months of preparation that go into planning the wardrobe for a royal tour.
With all eyes always on Kate Middleton, special pains are likely taken to ensure a perfect wardrobe for the Duchess of Cambridge’s Tour trip. Now that Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and their two small children have officially concluded their eight-day Royal Tour of Canada, outlets around the world have systematically documented the Duchess’ outfits, outfit changes and every piece of jewelry she has worn.
Every piece that Kate Middleton wore for her tour – down to her accessories and even the service of her hairdresser – were dutifully documented by E! Online. The grand total for a dozen outfits worn over an eight-day trip? The entertainment outlet totaled it at more than $80,000 (again, including the daily cost of hairdresser). While the Duchess’s perfectly coiffed tresses cost a pretty penny to maintain (close to $400 a day), there’s no doubt that Middleton still wore an enviable array of high-end labels. Among them, luxurious mainstays like Alexander McQueen, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham and Miu Miu.
While Middleton is still one to incorporate mid-range brands and high street labels like Zara and J. Crew into her outfits, the cost of her daily outfits on the Canada Tour totaled in the thousands.
Yahoo Style also ran an estimate of the Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe (which included the total cost of the items she wore every day), which even came to an estimated $90,933.
However, pricey as it may be, Kate Middleton is one of the most-watched women and is celebrated for her style. With that in mind, here are four of the Duchess of Cambridge’s most expensive outfits from her Royal Tour of Canada (including her daily hairdo's, according to E! Online).
1. The outfit that included a blue Jenny Packham dress, complete with a priceless diamond brooch on loan from the queen, cost around $22,305.
2. Although casual, this look included a Sentaler ribbed wrap coat which cost $920. The full look totaled a reported $11,176.33.
3. Middleton stunned in the forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress and her go-to LK Bennett pumps. The look cost around $10,610.
4. On her final day, the Duchess of Cambridge wore an off-white Catherine Walker coat. The total look cost around $19,050.