Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Oct. 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. Getty Images/Rosa Woods

Meghan Markle isn’t the worst royal when it comes to overspending.

The Duchess of Sussex was accused of overspending from her wardrobe to her extravagant baby shower. Due to this nature, Markle was tagged “wasteful.” However, Prince Harry’s wife’s spending habits don’t compare to Queen Mother.

According to the 2019 documentary “Secrets of the Royal,” Markle’s spending habits are actually “pale” in comparison to the more established royals like Queen Elizabeth II’s mom. Royal correspondent Ingrid Seward said that Queen Mother had a great style and she never considered the price of anything.

“She just wanted to look wonderful and be wonderful and people to really enjoy themselves,” Seward said. “She threw riotous dinner parties and everyone would drink the finest wines.”

Royal author Katie Nicholl shared the same opinion about Queen Mother’s spending. The “Harry: Life, Loss, and Love” author added that her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, had to subsidize her living because Queen Mother’s spending was so great that it amounted to $2.6 million a year.

“If you were lucky enough to be a guest at Royal Lodge (The Windsor residence of the Queen Mother], you would have your clothes packed in tissue paper by aides,” Nicholl said on how Queen Mother treated her guests. “You would have your cars waxed and polished.”

One netizen wrote on Twitter that Markle was disliked not because of her heritage or feminist views but due to her dishonesty and extreme spending on her wardrobe.

In 2018, Markle’s clothing expenses were almost six times more than her sister-in-law Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Sussex spent $517,000 for her wardrobe while the Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe expenses only cost $87,000.

Markle seemed to not mind the criticism about her outfit expenses because, in February, she visited the Natural History Museum wearing a custom Calvin Klein dress that costs $1,900. It was 60 times more than her H&M maternity dress that she wore the previous month when she visited the animal welfare charity Mayhew.

Despite the huge difference in price, both dresses have the same style. It has a similar length, shape and color. However, the H&M dress was only retailed for $32.

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Juliet Angus questioned Markle’s choice of wearing Dior, Givenchy and Emilia Wickstead dresses in one day. She believed that Middleton would never follow Markle’s “wasteful” nature.