Meghan's £18K designer day! Duchess wows in bespoke Erdem and Victoria Beckham outfits for Commonwealth Day events - while Kate recycles a Catherine Walker outfit she wore five years ago

The Duchess of Cambridge turned to an old favourite at Westminster Abbey today, while the Duchess of Sussex wore a bespoke Victoria Beckham ensemble costing £9K.

The wives of Windsor showcased very different styles today when they joined the royal family for a Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey today.

The Duchess of Sussex continued her high-end designer parade in bespoke Victoria Beckham, bringing her outfit tally for the day to an estimated £18,000. 

At Canada House this morning Meghan wore a custom-made green embellished coat and matching dress by Canadian designer Erdem, estimated by celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage to have cost around £8,000.

Meghan teamed the look with a Givenchy clutch, £568 Maison Birks opal earrings and a £363 Kismet by Milka bracelet, bringing the total cost of the stylish outfit to almost £9,000. 

She then performed a quick outfit change, donning a chain-print Victoria Beckham dress and matching accessories from the same designer. 

While Victoria Beckham does not usually create bespoke pieces, Lucas believes the coat alone is worth an estimated £4,000 and the dress £3,000, plus a further £2,000 for the custom bag and shoes - bringing the total to £9,000. 

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge chose plumped for an old favourite, recycling a vibrant red Catherine Walker number she first wore in 2014.

Meghan performed a quick outfit change, swapping a green Erdem coat for a chain print Victoria Beckham dress and green satin pumps as she arrived at Westminster Abbey

Meghan performed a quick outfit change, swapping a green Erdem coat for a chain print Victoria Beckham dress and green satin pumps as she arrived at Westminster Abbey

Kate opted for her classic go-to suede stiletto heels and managed to keep her hat firmly on her head as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service on Monday

Kate opted for her classic go-to suede stiletto heels and managed to keep her hat firmly on her head as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service on Monday

Kate, 37, first wore the Catherine Walker number New Zealand five years ago (pictured in Wellington in April 2014), but swapped her statement headpiece for a different hat

Kate, 37, first wore the Catherine Walker number New Zealand five years ago (pictured in Wellington in April 2014), but swapped her statement headpiece for a different hat

Kate, 37, turned heads in the knee-length button down coat, which she wore in New Zealand five years ago, and her classic go-to suede heels. 

For her first engagement of the day, Meghan, who is eight months pregnant, chose a coat and matching dress by Canadian designer Erdem, teamed with £485 Aquazzura pumps, as she arrived at Trafalgar Square with Prince Harry. 

The bottle green wool number by the Montreal-born designer featured black embellishment on the cuffs and collar, described by the label as 'Doria beaded rose embroidery' - coincidentally the name of Meghan's mother. 

Lady in red! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived shortly after Meghan and Harry. Kate opted for a bold red jacket which fell beneath her knees and buttoned right down to her waist - keeping her warm in the chilly weather conditions

Lady in red! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived shortly after Meghan and Harry. Kate opted for a bold red jacket which fell beneath her knees and buttoned right down to her waist - keeping her warm in the chilly weather conditions 

Meghan, who is expecting her first baby in late April, donned a cream Victoria Beckham outfit and her dress featured an array of locked chains as she arrived at Westminster Abbey

Meghan, who is expecting her first baby in late April, donned a cream Victoria Beckham outfit and her dress featured an array of locked chains as she arrived at Westminster Abbey

Taking Meghan's hand, Prince Harry helped the mother-to-be along the cobbles as they made their way inside Westminster Abbey in London on Monday afternoon

Taking Meghan's hand, Prince Harry helped the mother-to-be along the cobbles as they made their way inside Westminster Abbey in London on Monday afternoon

It is a custom piece inspired by a look from Montréal-born Erdem Moralioglu's Autumn/ Winter 2019 collection, inspired by the late Italian Princess Orietta Doria Pamphilj, and the entire ensemble is estimated to have cost around £8,000 by celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage.  

Meghan teamed the look with a Givenchy clutch, £568 Maison Birks opal earrings and a £363 Kismet by Milka bracelet.

She then performed a quick change into a bespoke Victoria Beckham outfit. 

Her cream midi is a custom made take on a £1,191 piece from the label's forthcoming AW19 collection, altered to accommodate her growing baby bump. 

The Commonwealth represents 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people and 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, enabling cooperation towards social, political and economic development. 

Meghan, 37 and Prince Harry, 34, were amongst the first to arrive. They joined other members of The Royal Family at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey today

Meghan, 37 and Prince Harry, 34, were amongst the first to arrive. They joined other members of The Royal Family at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey today

Outfit one: The Duke and Duchess arrive at Canada House on Monday morning. Los Angeles native Meghan lived in Canada, her 'second home', for over six years while filming for Suits

Outfit one: The Duke and Duchess arrive at Canada House on Monday morning. Los Angeles native Meghan lived in Canada, her 'second home', for over six years while filming for Suits

In her message to mark Commonwealth Day, the Queen has praised how the family of nations inspires its member states to find ways of protecting the planet and its citizens. 

Millions of people are 'drawn together' because of the collective values shared by the institution, the Queen says in her address to the countries of the Commonwealth. 

The written message is featured in the order of service for the annual Commonwealth Day service being held at Westminster Abbey. 

The Queen was also joined at today's service by Prince Harry, Prince William, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York and the Prince of Wales.

Other guests among the 2,000-strong congregation include the Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland, alongside high commissioners, ambassadors, faith leaders and more than 800 schoolchildren and young people, and Prime Minister Theresa May. 

The couple are all smiles as they arrive in Trafalgar Square this morning. During their visit today, the couple will have the opportunity to talk to groups of young Canadians

The couple are all smiles as they arrive in Trafalgar Square this morning. During their visit today, the couple will have the opportunity to talk to groups of young Canadians

Harry and Meghan arrive at Canada House after being announced as President and Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, an organisation promoting young people

Harry and Meghan arrive at Canada House after being announced as President and Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, an organisation promoting young people

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