What is the real cost of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding? Check out the categorized price that William and Kate’s wedding will consist of. Naturally, the people of Britain will cover the biggest costs, such as security and cleanup. See who pays for what on the big day of the royal wedding.
Britain is paying the majority of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding, however a fair amount is coming out of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles’ account as well.
Let’s begin with what England is actually paying for. Try $32 million for security. At least 1,000 police officers will have their hands full protecting foreign dignitaries in addition to the royal family themselves on route to and from the Westminster Abbey.
Cleanup won’t be cheap, either, but looks low in cost compared to security. Cleanup expenses are expected to be in the neighborhood of $64,000 for the royal wedding after an estimated one million spectators will witness the procession of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
What the real cost royals will pay for royal wedding:
Prince William paid $11,000 for a simple gold wedding band that the soon-to-be Princess Catherine will wear. Princess Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring that he gave to Kate in November is said to be worth $1 million.
Britain is off the hook for the cost of receptions. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles will pay $600,000 to host the receptions. 600 will attend the Queen’s reception and 300 at Prince Charles’ more intimate reception.
$80,000 is the the price of two serious wedding cakes. Prince Charles will write a big fat check for those. One cake will be traditional cream for Kate Middleton and white fruit cake for Prince William. The cost per slice is reported by RadarOnline to be $134. Talk about hard to swallow!
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is reportedly $434,000. Her parents are covering the cost of a gown which will soon be priceless once she steps out of the Rolls-Royce and the world finally sees her big secret. That must be the biggest investment a bride’s parents can make in her daughter’s wedding.
Flowers will cost a total of $800,000. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles will fork out the big bucks for flowers to be arranged all over Westminster Abby.
There are so many details involved in the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, that there are more costs involved not even discussed. England may be paying a high price for their future King’s wedding, but the return will be a lot of tourism, renewed interest in Britain, and a booming economy for at least a little while to come.
Royal watchers will have to wake up early to view the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29. The wedding begins at 6:00 a.m. ET and 3:00 a.m., PT. Pre-wedding coverage begins on multiple channels including CNN and FOX.