While Meghan Markle’s outfits have drawn criticism for inflating the cost of her wardrobe, Prince Harry has a thriftier take on style.
In fact, the royal has worn the same blazer 24 times.
It is not known whether the Duchess of Sussex bought the grey suit jacket, from a US brand, for the Duke but he has worn it 24 time since he met her.
The piece in question is a £188 J Crew blazer.
Harry is a big fan of the cut, and owns it in four colours.
He owns and light grey version, a dark grey version, a navy version and one in mushroom.
Harry has worn the jackets with matching trousers, but also with chinos or jeans.
He has worn the pieces for monumental moments in his life.
This includes the first time he and Meghan introduced Baby Archie to the world and Archie’s christening.
Prince Harry was criticised for looking “a mess” at the christening of Archie after he wore a pale suit with a light blue tie and brown shoes.One Twitter user criticised the look.
They wrote: “Charles and William appropriately dressed in dark suits. Harry looks the usual mess – inappropriate light suit paired with brown suede scuffed shoes and black socks??”
Another agreed, and said: “It looks terrible.”
But others stuck up for elements of the Prince’s style choice. One wrote: “It’s entirely appropriate to wear a celebratory light suit here. The shoe/sock mismatch is pretty bad though.”
While Harry was criticised for his style at the christening an expert claims Meghan Markle is more confident since birth, and her fashion sense shows it.
Wearing white is a big sign the Duchess of Sussex is feeling confident, an expert said.
Liam Solomon, manager at LoveTheSales.com, explained: “White is her summer colour. She has worn white on both introducing Archie to the world and also on his christening.
“White is her summer colour and it is also common to wear for Christenings and newborn mothers who want to match with their babies in white.”
By opting for this bold colour Meghan could be showing off her new confidence as a mum and in her role in the Royal Family.
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.