Meghan Markle's 'checkered past'
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With royal baby fever in the air and the new addition due any day, all eyes are on the relatively “newly-weds”, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It hasn’t been the smoothest of transitions from ‘Z-list Hollywood TV Star’ to British Royal, with family controversy and feuds, lavish baby showers with private jets (despite being a self-proclaimed environmentalist) with an eco-friendly gender neutral baby nursery.

When it comes to breaking Royal Protocol and tradition, the apparently “difficult” Duchess appears to like to push the boundaries as far as possible and make up her own rules.

Unlike her Sister-in-Law Kate who has taken to her Royal role with elegance, sophistication and the ability to identify with her public, yet still remain regal; Meghan or “MeGain” as she has reportedly been named by her remaining Courtiers, seems to have quickly developed a taste for the finer things in life.

Meghan Markle before she became Duchess of Sussex

Whereas future Queen Catherine will happily look to the high street as well as designer fashion labels, Markle’s wardrobe appears to have been massively upgraded and filled with mainly bespoke Givenchy.

Hardly surprising that Prince Charles has already had to warn her about appearing too extravagant and the Queen has put a ban on which items of jewellery the Duchess of Sussex may borrow after her “tiara tantrums”, including an embargo on all those belonging to Harry’s late mother.

However, love her or loathe her, there is no denying that Duchess of Sussex shoe collection is rather impressive, so it seems that at least her husband’s “what Meghan wants Meghan gets” rule is certainly still valid in the footwear department. As a fellow shoe fanatic, I thought it was only fair to take a look at some of what our humanitarian Duchess has worn and spent on her shoes since joining the royal family.

Some of Duchess of Sussex Shoe collection

Aquazzura ‘Rendez Vous’ 105 Black and Gold Mules – £530
Aquazurra ‘Savoy’ pump – £605
Stuart Weitzman ‘Leigh 105’ Red Suede Pumps – £302.34
Tamara Mellon ‘Kindred’ Black Mid Calf 105 Boots – £527.92
Aquazzura ‘Portrait of Lady’ Sling Pumps in Admiral Blue – £640
Aquazzura ‘Simply Irresistible’ Black Suede 105 Pumps – £420
Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ Bow Pointy Toe Pump in custom Navy Suede – £482.27
Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ Taupe Suede Bow Pump – £490
Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ Powder Pink Suede Bow Pump – £490
Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ Black Suede Bow Pump – £528
Aquazzura ‘Milano’ 105 Black Suede Pumps – £569.82
Aquazzura ‘Casablanca’ Peach Suede Pumps – £505
Aquazzura ‘Casablanca’ Multi-Strap Pumps – £569.82
Aquazzura ‘Matilde’ Crisscross Nude Suede Pump – £440
Dior ‘Dioressence’ Pump in Blush Leather – £540
Dior ‘D-Choc Heel’ Nude Pumps – £550
Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ Cow Print Pumps – £400
Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvitto 105’ Nude beige leather – £477.83
Givenchy ‘Infinity 80’ Black Leather Pumps – £494.38
Jimmy Choo ‘Romy ‘100 Pumps in Oxid Velvet – £475
Jimmy Choo ‘Luther’ Suede cutout Bootie £840.59
Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pump in Light Grey Suede – £711
Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pump in Beige Suede – £711
Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pump in Navy Suede – £711
Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pump in Black Suede – £711
Manolo Blahnik ‘Carolyne’ 70 black satin and velvet polka dot Slingback – £676.60
Paul Andrew Black ‘Pump-It Up’ Pumps – £566.70
Paul Andrew ‘Pump-It Up’ Tan Suede Pumps – £566.70
Ralph Lauren ‘Celia’ Olive Suede Pumps – £399.35
Sarah Flint ‘Perfect Pump 100’ in Black Leather – £270.04
Sarah Flint ‘Jay 100’ Tortoiseshell Heel Pumps – £300
Sarah Flint Brown leather sandals – £186.65
Sarah Flint Brown flats £263.75
Sarah Flint ‘Natalie’ flats – £440
Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend’ Suede Pump in Haze Beige – £285.34
Stuart Weitzman Black ‘Nudist’ Sandal – £370
Stuart Weitzman Red ‘Nudist’ Sandal – £370
Stuart Weitzman ‘Axiom Ankle sock’ boots £380.72
Tabitha Simmons ‘Kiki’ Black Velvet Boots £630.71
Tamara Mellon ‘Karat’ Gold Strappy Heels – £418.48
Tamara Mellon ‘Rebel 105’ Capretto Nude Leather Pumps – £300.48
Tamara Mellon ‘Siren’ Blush Nappa Pumps – £342.32
Tamara Mellon ‘Paramour’ Black Suede Heels – £376.55
Tamara Mellons ‘Kindred’ Knee high boots – £681.83
Tamara Mellons ‘Kindred’ Black Mid calf 105 boots – £531.33
Tabitha Simmons ‘Millie’ Black Suede Slingback Pump – £528.69
Paul Andrew ‘Coquette’ Camel Suede Pumps – £507.40
Victoria Beckham black leather knee high boot – £1,431.00
Victoria Beckham Green satin pumps – £451.05
Coach ‘Natalie’ Riding boot – £401.53
Chanel Ballerina flats – £500
Givenchy GV3 ankle boot – £770
Burberry Hazelhurst 115 Navy suede ankle boots – £723.73

Not bad if you ask me and a mere snip at a total of £27,022.40 for someone who in the last 12 months has reportedly spent over £700,000 on clothes, compared to Kate who has supposedly only spent a mere £68,334.23 making Meghan the highest spending European ‘Royal’ when it comes to fashion.

The royal couple have recently returned from a £10,000 a night romantic mini-break in Hampshire before officially separating themselves from the Cambridge’s and moving into their new home in Windsor, complete with a custom built kitchen and floating yoga floor. Let’s hope Harry’s pockets are as deep as his adoration of Meghan.

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