Since marrying into the House of Windsor, Meghan Markle has repeatedly come under fire for her lavish lifestyle and extravagant taste - not least for her opulent $500,000 celebrity baby shower in New York City.
But as the arrival of Baby Sussex approaches, attention has turned to the jaw dropping cost of raising a royal baby.
Watch this video for the full breakdown.. it doesn't come cheap!
Royal experts estimate Prince William and Kate Middleton will spend $1.4 million AUD on Prince George's upbringing alone, and analysts claim the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will follow suit with their first born.
Even before a royal infant is welcomed into the world, costs are mounting.
The traditional royal birth location is the exclusive Lindo Wing at London's St. Mary's Hospital, which charges $12,500 AUD for a deluxe delivery room.
A nursery fit for a little prince or princess is thought to come at a hit of almost $10,000 AUD, while a royal nanny like William and Kate's beloved governess Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo is paid more than $80,000 AUD a year.
Princes William and Harry enjoyed elite schooling at Britain's esteemed Eton College, which certainly costs a pretty penny, but even before high school the cost of royal education is enormous.
Prince George's Battersea-based private school is said to cost well over $300,000 AUD from kindergarten to Year Eight.
That's not to mention food, clothing, holiday and recreational costs...
For a full breakdown, watch the video at the top of this story!