- 12:18, 9 MAY 2019
- Updated12:35, 9 MAY 2019
Meghan Markle's extravagant pregnancy is estimated to have cost £1,099,060.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, showcased a glamorous maternity wardrobe while carrying baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who arrived on Monday morning at an exclusive private hospital.
The former actress jetted to New York for her lavish baby shower and enjoyed a three-day 'babymoon' at a luxury Hampshire spa.
During her pregnancy, Meghan is also to reported to have enjoyed acupuncture treatments, wellness clinic trips and top-notch support from the best doula around.
And let's not forget that 'gender neutral' nursery makeover at the family-of-three's Frogmore Cottage home.
Here, we break down all the known costs.
Nursery renovation: £150,000
The nursery at Frogmore Cottage, with its top-of-the-range crib and modern colour palette, is fit for a Prince or Princess.
Painted in subtle greys, and kitted out with all the latest gadgets, including an atmospheric "mood screen", it could be lifted from the pages of an interior design magazine.
Meghan's tennis champ pal Serena Williams, mum to 18-month-old Alexis, gave her advice.
A friend said: "Serena played a massive role in helping design it."
And no expense has been spared for the royal tot's new quarters.
Meghan and Harry's home in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berks, has had a £3million renovation, but it is the nursery that excited Meghan.
A close pal believes the newborn's space alone has cost £150,000, which Meghan has paid.
Acupuncture, wellness clinic and hypnobirthing: £10,060
Meghan had acupuncture regularly prior to the birth, and visited a herbal wellness centre. It is said she turned to celebrity acupuncturist Ross Barr to carry out the needle treatment.
A source close to Ross told Vanity Fair: "It boosts blood flow to the uterus. She plans to use it right up to her due date."
It can cost up to £6,240 a year for weekly 45-minute sessions. The couple are also said to have checked in to Barr's London clinic before they wed.
And last month they spent two hours at Ilapothecary in London's Notting Hill.
Claiming to tackle "environmental and digital pollution", it uses numerology – linking numbers to events, and costs £2,520 for a 12-week course.
A long-time meditation advocate, Meghan is also believed to have used hypnobirthing to help with her labour.
As well as breathing control, the method focuses on techniques such as relaxation, visualisation and mindfulness for management of pain.
She is also said to have broken with tradition to hire a doula – a childbirth "companion" from outside the royal household – to see her through the birth.
A doula can cost up to £1,300 for 10 one-hour sessions.
Maternity wardrobe: £500,000
Since announcing her pregnancy, the Duchess of Sussex has been photographed in at least 75 outfits.
Avoiding most of the usual maternity brands, she has stuck to bespoke, custom-made outfits by her favourite designers – some of the biggest fashion names in the world, including Dior, Givenchy and Valentino.
Coming in at approximately £500,000, her maternity wardrobe is rumoured to have cost almost seven times more than the Duchess of Cambridge's.
Her choices have been eclectic as well as expensive.
With an extraordinary mix of styles, shapes, lengths, details and accessories, nothing has been predictable.
The one consistent factor has been Meghan's signature colour palette – navy, cream, white and black, with the occasional splash of a block colour such as the red Sentaler coat, matching heels and purple Aritzia dress for a royal visit to Birkenhead.
The couple are believed to have splashed out a cool £33,100 on a "babymoon" at Heckfield Place, a luxury spa hotel in Hampshire.
Meghan and Harry stayed in the £10,000-a-night Long Room, with its two private terraces and dining room.
Heckfield's walnut floors have sweetsmelling rush mats sourced from the River Ouse. It serves food from the home farm, orchard and kitchen gardens.
The five-star joint's Little Bothy wellness spa offers natural treatments and a holistic wellness programme. It uses Wildskin care products, including rose hip and meadow-foam cleansing balm (£95 a pot) and copper peptide serum at £130.
Private hospital birth: £20,000
They were planning a home birth but it seems Harry and Meghan ended up at the Portland Hospital – the ultimate place for a special delivery.
It is beloved of A-listers, with Victoria Beckham giving birth to two of her four children there and Jamie Oliver's wife, Jools, opting to have her babies there too.
A birth at the private London hospital costs £20,000 – but you get a lot for your money. There's the fine dining for starters. A five-star hotel-standard kitchen provides around the clock service, with a team of 13 preparing any dish desired.
One cook boasted: "We can get foie gras, lobsters and oysters if people want. We have fantastic champagne, Dom Perignon if people want it."
The food is all delivered on silver platters and the hospital boasts suites with sitting rooms and fridges full of bubbly. You can pick which doctor you want and if you don't fancy pushing, you can opt for a caesarean. And almost half of all mums there opt for a c-section, with one consultant known for "doing a good scar".
There is certainly no shortage of midwives at the hospital either, with a team of about 50 on hand.
But, ironically, if the delivery goes badly wrong, staff will end up transferring the mother to an NHS hospital, as there is no facility for emergency care. The site has a nursery on the first floor, where babies are electronically tagged, with a computer monitoring their exact location at any one time.
And new babies do not have to sleep in standard plastic cots, as Dragons of Walton Street has a range available for use at the hospital, which includes a £3,500 Moses basket and even a four-poster cot.
If Meghan fancied a pamper once her baby boy arrived, Molton Brown toiletries are available.
New York baby shower: £386,000
For six days the mum-to-be was indulged in the Big Apple in America's most expensive hotel suite, seeing the bill for her baby shower reach an eye-watering half-a-million dollars, or £386,000.
Together with her gal pals, including tennis superstar Serena Williams and George Clooney's wife Amal, no expense was spared.
The celebrations included a performance by Kanye West's favourite harpist, a candy floss machine and €175 steaks all in the €66,000-per-night five-bedroom, sixbathroom Grand Penthouse suite at the five-star Mark Hotel.
Following the celebrations, Meghan flew back to the UK on a Gulfstream G450 jet estimated to have cost €110,000 and paid for by Mrs Clooney.
The Duchess is also believed to have arrived in New York on a private plane, meaning her round-trip travel cost an estimated quarter of a million dollars.
Harry and Meghan's first born, who is seventh in line to the throne, made his world debut with his besotted parents at Windsor Castle on Wednesday.
Proud mother Meghan described Master Archie as having the "sweetest temperament", while a delighted Harry called him "our own little bundle of joy".
The duchess added: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy."
Archie arrived overdue on Monday May 6 at 5.26am, weighing 7lb 3oz.
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