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  • Meghan Markle isn't one to shy away from breaking royal rules or traditions, so even though

  • Buckingham Palace was seemingly shocked by Markle and Prince Harry's announcement that

  • they would be taking a "step back" from their royal duties, the decision seems in keeping

  • with Markle's style.

  • Speaking of style, in their infamous Instagram post announcing what's become known as "Megxit,"

  • the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they wanted to become financially independent.

  • What will that look like and, at the risk of sounding shallow, how will that impact

  • Markle's look?

  • Since the couple said "I do," Meghan and Harry's lifestyle, including her costly wardrobe,

  • has been funded by the Duchy of Cornwall estate.

  • In other words, Harry's dad, Prince Charles, has ultimately footed the bill.

  • But considering these royal renegades have royally upset the royal family, it's quite

  • possible that Markle's wardrobe, or at the very least, her clothing budget, could be

  • in jeopardy.

  • "What?!

  • Do you see my heart palpitating?"

  • Markle has seriously upped her fashion game since joining forces with Prince Harry.

  • While she hasn't always abided by the royal family dress code, she always looks fabulous,

  • and that's thanks, in part, to the countless designer duds in her wardrobe.

  • Lucky for her, early reports suggest the duchess will probably get to keep all the clothes

  • currently sitting in her closet, even if they were purchased via the royal budget.

  • Royal expert Emma Forbes told Page Six,

  • "Recently, she's worn everything from Club Monaco to Banana Republic, and those [clothes]

  • I think she can keep."

  • Forbes also noted that it's likely the duchess will also get to keep any royal jewelry that

  • she's been given, including Princess Diana's aquamarine ring.

  • She told the tabloid,

  • "I don't think the royal family would strip her of anything like that.

  • I don't think it'll be so much about them taking stuff away from her, but more about

  • how to do things moving forward."

  • Markle isn't afraid to recycle items from her enviable closet, so we're willing to bet

  • she can still make things work.

  • However, there's one irreplaceable item that might be missing from her collection post-Megxit.

  • On her wedding day, Markle donned a stunning, silk Givenchy gown.

  • In addition to her 16-foot veil, she wore a diamond and platinum bandeau tiara.

  • Seeing as how the art deco tiara was on loan from her grandmother-in-law, the Queen, Markle

  • probably doesn't have it sitting in her closet.

  • But if her wedding dress is currently in her possession, that might not be the case for

  • much longer.

  • Forbes told Page Six,

  • "I don't think her wedding dress would be her property."

  • That seems a bit odd considering that, even though Kensington Palace reportedly paid for

  • the general costs of the wedding, it was expected that Markle would foot the bill for her wedding

  • dress as Kate Middleton did for her wedding to Prince William in 2011.

  • There's no word at this point as to whether or not Markle actually ended up paying for

  • her gown, but even if the royal family chipped in, is that really grounds for taking the

  • dress away altogether?

  • That seems harsh.

  • While distancing herself from the royal family won't be without its financial pitfalls, the

  • freedom Markle will gain could be invaluable.

  • According to Forbes, as the Duchess of Sussex, Markle wasn't able to freely accept the fashionable

  • gifts from clothing designers, but now she'll have a little more wiggle room when it comes

  • to freebies.

  • Forbes told Page Six,

  • "I'm sure there will be a way around her accepting freebies, because since they're not going

  • to be in the royal family in any kind of traditional shape or form, they'll have to rewrite those

  • rules."

  • According to The Sun, Markle is allegedly already in talks with top fashion brands to

  • negotiate commercial deals.

  • An insider told the tabloid,

  • "There have already been active discussions with Givenchy.

  • Some of these deals could be worth millions of pounds."

  • Only time will tell, but given Markle's passion for fashion, we wouldn't be surprised if she

  • steps back from her royal duties and struts right into a very stylish partnership.

  • Regardless of what Markle does next, we know she'll put her best foot forward, no matter

  • what she's wearing.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/02/13
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