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The royals love their mid-price handbags - and here's the proof

Shop Duchess Kate and Meghan's favourite affordable handbag brands


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Abigail Malbon
Lifestyle Writer
Updated: March 15, 2022
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While there’s no denying the royals love a designer handbag, they also occasionally opt for more affordable, mid-price options from beloved brands such as Aspinal of London and DeMellier.

From the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite go-to brand to the quirky style loved by Princess Beatrice, here’s where you can get your hands on a royally-approved mid-price designer bag...

Aspinal of London ‘Mayfair’ bag

The Duchess of Cambridge has proven herself as a huge fan of British brand Aspinal of London after carrying their chic styles on multiple occasions.

From the brand’s clutches to totes, she loved them all - but we’d hazard a guess that the ‘Mayfair’ style is her absolute favourite. It comes in various colours and sizes, so you can find the perfect one to suit your price range.

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Midi mayfair bag, £595, Aspinal of London

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Strathberry ‘Mini tote’ 

Meghan Markle put Scottish brand Strathberry on the map when she carried a tote by them for her first official royal visit alongside Prince Harry in 2019.

Shortly afterwards, she wore the cross-body East-West mini tote and caused a sellout.

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DeMellier 'The Nano Montreal'

Kate wore a striking red outfit ahead of her launch of her new Hold Still photography book. In a clip that showed the royal placing a book by a fountain at Kensington Palace, we got a glimpse of her brand new, tiny bag by DeMellier.

 Her toffee-toned 'Montreal' bag costs £295 and boasts a modern, triangle shape, complete with a tubular rigid top handle.

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The Nano Montreal, £295, DeMellier

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DeMellier ‘Mini Venice’

Meghan also introduced many of us to DeMellier with her chic tote, which she showcased on her first official visit to wales. The medium-sized cross-body bag with tassel detailing is less than £400, and can be personalised for the perfect finishing touch.

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The Midi Venice, £355, DeMellier

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 Fairfax & Favor 'The Mini Windsor'

Zara Tindall looked amazing at Wimbledon 2021, wearing an eye-catching frock by Ralph Lauren. She carried a new, navy blue handbag known as the 'Mini Windsor' by Fairfax & Favor. The miniature design features small tassels, a detachable leather shoulder strap and internal zipped pocket. It's the perfect handbag for all your day-to-day essentials. Priced at £265, it comes in a whopping sixteen colours from pink to turquoise, and there's even a zebra print version!

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Furla ‘Metropolis’

Spain’s Queen Letizia has a few brands she turns to regularly, and for handbags Furla is top of her list. The Italian brand’s classic envelope-style, chain bag is a great everyday option, and can be dressed up for more formalwear, too.

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Furla Metropolis Leather Mini Bag, £282, Farfetch

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L.K.Bennett ‘Nina’ clutch

While L.K.Bennett is technically a high street brand, it can be on the pricier end.

Kate Middleton has certainly helped make it a household name, and along with their classic nude court shoes she’s often pictured carrying their clutch bags - which make the perfect forever buys.

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Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ tote bag

Back when Kate and Prince William were dating she had various sizes and colours of this bag - and has since been seen carrying it multiple times.

And who can blame her? The classic style is simple, chic and fits everything you could want.

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Le Pliage Small Shopper, £80, Longchamp

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DeMellier Midi 'Los Angeles' Bag

Princess Ingrid-Alexandra of Norway attended the 130th Anniversay of the Holmenkollen Ski Festival armed with DeMellier's Midi 'Los Angeles' bag in black leather.

Paired with some radiant red ski trousers, the bag certainly helped the Nogwedian royal to pack a punch with her slope-ready style. 

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The Midi Los Angeles, £355, DeMellier

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