Inside royal skincare routines – from Queens bargain £54 regime to Meghan Markle’s £619 one

Nobody can say for sure exactly how much a royal skincare routine costs, because the members of the family have to be tight-lipped about naming beauty brands. But over the years there have been rumours of product favourites from the likes of Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and the Queen herself.

These include Kate’s supposed bargain oil-of-choice, and the Queen’s supposed “can’t-live-without” multitasking skin cream. But how much does each of their rumoured regimes cost? And who has the most expensive haul?

To find out the answer, dermatologistMehmet GökerfromVera Clinichas taken a deep dive into the skincare products it’s rumoured that Kate, Meghan, and Her Majesty The Queen always come back to.

Meghan Markle

Dr Mehmet calculates that Meghan has the most expensive skincare selection, with it totalling roughly £619.

Some stand-out features of the skincare she’s been linked to, according to Dr Mehmet, include Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, £54 here, Decleor Aromessence Rose D'Orient Soothing Oil Serum, £50 here, and a more affordable Nivea Sun Immediate Protection Moisturising Sun Spray, £6 here.

It’s also been previously reported that the former actress is a big fan of Nichola Joss facials, which are priced around £350 per session.

“Meghan has a huge range of products in her cosmetics cupboard, ranging from budget to hugely pricey,” comments Dr Mehmet.

Kate Middleton

According to Dr Mehmet, Kate’s regime features a mix of bargain buys and pricier splurges, with it all totalling around £312.

Rumoured products of hers include Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £19.99 here, The White Company Flannel, £5 here, Nivea Pure & Natural Day Moisturiser, £5 here.

“Although it can be tempting to splurge on expensive moisturisers to keep wrinkles at bay, more often than not the cheaper brands do just as good a job!” says Dr Mehmet. “Kate ‘swears’ by Nivea moisturiser as her day cream, and uses more expensive serums and masks to complement this.”

The Queen

The reason the Queen might have a more meagre-sounding skincare collection might be because not much is known about what she really uses. However, three items have been talked about a fair amount in relation to Her Majesty: Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £28 here, Yardley English Lavender Soap Trio, £4.99 here, and Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gel, £22 here.

In total they come to £54.99.

“The Queen’s use of Eight Hour Cream will definitely contribute to her soft, youthful appearance at 95 years of age. A heavy duty moisturising cream is definitely the way to go for older skin,” Dr Mehmet says.

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