Aw, Hazza and Megs.
They’ve stolen the nation’s hearts and the engagement photos they released earlier this week were just “couple goals” personified.
Well, not everyone was as moved by their pictorial expressions of love and affection. For some people, they were downright offensive.
Specifically, it was Meghan’s couture dress they had an issue with.
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Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s engagement photographs. The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.
The tulle mesh dress with gold embroidery was made by English designers Ralph & Russo and cost a whopping £56,000.
That’s almost twice the average national wage.
It’s safe to say, some people were less than impressed:
How obscene. I can’t believe anyone would spend that amount on a dress. Even if ‘borrowed’ it’s still immoral to wear it when people are starving in the world. https://t.co/AhYEVgNkly
— cacilia souter (@caciliasouter1) December 22, 2017
So apparently Meghan Markle’s engagement photo shoot dress cost £45k – the same amount as my student loan debt ????????????
— Angharad (@AJGallimore) December 22, 2017
The amount of money Meghan Markle [allegedly] spent on her engagement photo shoot dress would pay my rent for the next 7 years… Merry Christmas everyone
— Anna Owens (@owensav) December 21, 2017
So, there’s people starving and Meghan Markle wears a one time engagement dress that cost £56,000. ????
— ????Didds???? (@Diddipops1) December 22, 2017
Others, however, came to Meghan’s defense. They say that if Meghan wants to spend £52,000 of her own money on a dress, then that’s her lookout.
@loosewomen Meghan has her own money and if she wants to spend £52,000 on a dress she can!
— Lesley Taylor (@Lez1963) December 22, 2017
We should also point out that, although the dress is estimated to be worth the full 50k, it may have been gifted to her or heavily discounted by the designers.
Still, are we really to expect a future royal to nip down to the T.K Maxx in town for last season’s discounted dresses?