British Royal Family

Meghan Markle's under $100 accessory for the Fashion Awards has us running to the stores

Just take our money, already.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Meghan has a wardrobe that would be enviable to fashionistas the world over, what with her Givenchy dresses, J Crew coats and more pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes than even Carrie Bradshaw could fathom.
But despite the extravagant, and seemingly unattainable list of glamorous items donned by Markle since she married Prince Harry, all is not necessarily lost for those hoping to dress like royalty.
Indeed, Meghan's stunning Givenchy one shoulder dress worn as she made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards earlier in December looked every bit as regal as the royal herself, but it was the striking accessories paired with her look that really had our heads turning.
The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning as she took the stage at the British Fashion Awards.
Indeed, Markle's statement gold jewellery made by jeweller Pippa Small is surprisingly affordable - her stud earrings cost AUD$87 while her bangles are priced from AUD$200 - time for a Christmas splurge anyone?
But that's not even the best part - the jewellery comes from a very special collection made by artisans in Afghanistan, and Prince Charles is behind it all.
That's right, the collection, named the 'Turquoise Mountain Collection' came from the Turquoise Mountain Foundation which was started by Prince Charles in 2006.
The Foundation works in Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Middle East to help create meaningful creative jobs for young people in the area.
With this in mind, Meghan choosing to wear these special pieces is a particularly sweet gesture towards her father-in-law's passionate charity efforts.
The Nosheen Stud Earrings from Pippa Small's Turquoise Mountain Collection has a sweet connection with Prince Charles, and cost AUD$87.
This stunning gold bangle from the same collection is $200.
The Duchess has been known to don accessories with meaning in the past - while on her royal tour of Tonga in October 2018, she wore a stunning tennis bracelet gifted to her by Prince Charles before her wedding to Prince Harry.
On the same occasion, Meghan also wore the stunning aquamarine ring that belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
During her visit to Tonga, Meghan looked incredible in a white Theia gown accessorised with a bracelet and ring with a special connection to her husband's family. (Image: Getty)
When it comes to affordable fashion, another British royal is also proving you can look regally chic without blowing the budget.
Princess Eugenie stepped out this week is a faux leather dress from none other than Topshop for a reception at the Queen's Gallery in London.
The dress, which costs AUD$55 looked edgy and glamorous for the fancy event held at the art gallery at Buckingham Palace.
Eugenie's edgy leather dress only costs AUD$55! (Image: Instagram / @princesseugenie)
And another international royal is also turning heads for her affordable wardrobe choices - Queen Rania of Jordan wore a stunning Zara number as she attended the Social Media Awards in Dubai in December.
Indeed her moss green culottes, which looked effortlessly chic on the royal, were paired with a matching green velvet blouse and Dior heels.
The Zara pants themselves cost AUD$69 from Zara. Sign us up, we'd recreate this gorgeous look in a heartbeat!
Queen Rania of Jordan wore a stunning pair of Zara culotte's that only cost AUD$69! (Image: Rex)