Meghan Markle’s ‘£45,000 lifestyle routine’ is seriously luxurious
The Duchess of Sussex prioritizes wellness, spending an eye-watering amount on wellness rituals including yoga, Pilates and supplements
The Duchess of Sussex has always been open about investing heavily in her wellness routine, often referencing the impact her California upbringing has had on her approach to life.
On his now defunct blog The TigerMeghan reportedly wrote: “I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a California girl who lives by the philosophy that most things can be cured with yoga, the beach or a few avocados.”
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She referenced the Cali lifestyle more recently on her Archetypes podcast, saying, “I’ve done a lot of internal work — I’m from California, it’s in the water.”
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Meghan Markle likes to spend big on her wellness routine. We calculated approximately how much at Prince Harry’s woman spends on welfare per year – and it is certainly a princely sum.
1. Megatrain Pilates
Meghan has long been a fan of Megaformer Pilates – a high-intensity, low-impact workout she called “the best thing you can do for your body”. She continued, “Your body changes immediately. Give it 2 classes and you will see a difference.”
In an interview with women’s healthshe revealed that she had already taken several classes at her friend Heather Dorak’s studio in California, Platinum Pilates and she would have her own Megaformer machine at home.
When she was based in London, Meghan loved the heart of heart classes by London-based fitness studio Heartcore, which costs £30 per session, or a monthly pass which totals £2,340 per year. We suspect she still sneaks into a class when on UK soil, but that’s obviously no longer a regular part of her routine.
Meghan loves yoga too, but considering she had a built-in yoga studio at Frogmore Cottage, we imagine she did the same at her Montecito home with Prince Harry.
Megaformer Pilates price: $1,020 for 12 private sessions per month at Heather’s studio, or £745
$22,900 for private machinei.e. £16,680
2. Health supplements
Meghan has a well-stocked supplement cabinet and although she has never shared her favorite brand of supplements, she said The blackboard in 2015 that she takes magnesium£11.95 for 90 tablets, B-12 drops£18.99 for 60 servings and ashwaganda£9.98 for 30 capsules.
Ashwagandha Health Pack, £9.98, Amazon
Price: £119 per year for ashwagandha, £47.80 for magnesium, £37.98 for B12, totaling £204.78/$267.52
In an interview with Today, Meghan shared that she drinks a daily green juice instead of caffeine for an afternoon boost, which she makes using a Vitamix blender. “It’s easy to fall into the trap of rushing for a coffee when you hit that 4 p.m. slump. I mix apple, kale, spinach, lemon, and ginger into my Vitamix in the morning, and I still find sipping that much better than a cup of espresso,” she explained.
Vitamix Ascent 2300i Multipurpose Blender, £499/$570, Selfridges
Price: $570, or £499
4. Sweat sessions
Meghan said The blackboard that she enjoys “sitting in an infrared sauna and sweating out all the toxins”. In London, she would have liked The Glow Bar infrared saunawhich costs £45 for a 45 minute session.
Infrared saunas have benefits for skin, mood, body and sleep pattern
A weekly session would set Meghan back £2,340/$3,058 over the course of a year.
Meghan travels a lot and, according to an old blog post, she fights bloating by taking a high-voltage probiotic in Probiotics from Dr. Ohhira, and follow it with water “as if you were dying of thirst”. She added that the combination of probiotics and water will “keep your gut health in check” and “prevent jet lag.”
Probiotics from Dr Ohhira, £61.61/$80.63, Amazon
Price: £61.61/$80.63 for 60 capsules – take two a day for a year: $428, or £311
Meghan has opened up about her love of acupuncture and reportedly had regular sessions before the birth of her son with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It is reported that she used a famous acupuncturist Ross Barr to perform the processing.
“I have long believed in acupuncture. I had debilitating migraines (hospitalized for them), and acupuncture and oriental medicine have completely changed my life. A migraine-free life is a game-changer,” Meghan said. The blackboard.
Price: $8,570 per year for weekly 45-minute sessions, or £6,242
One of the more modest practices in Meghan’s wellness regime, the former actress said on the Teen therapy podcast that she enjoys journaling. “It allows me to reflect on where I come from,” she said. “And with that comes a lot of perspective. I think most of us can all connect with the idea that sometimes when you go through something, it feels like the greatest thing in the whole world.
“I think when you look back on it a year from now and yeah, it was still big, it wasn’t that big, comparatively. And that’s not to diminish what it was, it’s just suddenly when you have a perspective that’s only visible when you have people to check you in with that…I think that’s really valuable so that it doesn’t all become overwhelming, so there’s always a way to get over something.”
Mal Paper Daily Goals Planner, £22.96/$30.03, Amazon
Price: £22.95 for a six-month diary, £22.95 x 2 per year. £45.90/$59.96
Meghan has been open about using therapy to support his mental health. It is not known which therapist she consults or how much it costs, but according to Thermothe average hourly session can cost $250, while clients are recommended to see a therapist weekly.
Price: $250 – one session per week for a year: $13,000, or £9,470
9. LED light therapy
Meghan Markle would love LED facials, and while they have many benefits for the skin, the health benefits are also impressive, helping to alleviate seasonal affective disorder and supporting the immune system. Current Body LED Mask is favored by many celebrities including actresses Christine Davis and Carey Mulliganwhile Victoria Beckham and Kourtney Kardashian love it LED Mask Light Salon.
The Light Salon LED Mask, £395/$450, Selfridges
Total wellness spend: £45,127/$58,953.24
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