Here's a tally of possible expenses for upcoming Royal wedding. The figures are quite staggering
About 93% of the expenditures are allotted for one specific aspect.
With less than a month to go until the much-awaited royal wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle, the Kensington Palace seems to be bustling with elaborate preparations.
It is being anticipated that the ceremony will be nothing short of a fairytale wedding. And Meaww shared how much the extravagant wedding is projected to cost.
Modern-day royal weddings in the UK have cost millions – for instance, the memorable marriage ceremony of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was tallied at $140 million ($110 million according to Cost Figures).
When the couple’s elder son, Prince William, tied the knot with his girlfriend Catherine Middleton in 2011, the grand nuptials cost an estimated $35 million and the televised program drew a viewership of a billion people.
8 years later, the world is waiting to see the younger son of the beloved Princess get married. The total cost of Prince Harry and Markle’s May wedding is being projected at around $45,184,000.
Here is the breakdown of the most anticipated wedding of the year:
- $42 million allotted for security arrangements:
About 93% of the wedding budget has been spent towards thorough security for the members of the royal family attending the ceremony.
This number is reportedly based on the cost of security in Prince William’s wedding and is expected to increase further owing to the scale of the ceremony.
In order to prevent any untoward incidents, the couple may be transported in an open-top carriage after the church wedding.
Other security measures will include undercover police officials, counter-drone mechanisms, trained snipers to keep a watch from every rooftop surrounding the venue, etc.
- $400,000 towards the wedding feast:
The wedding will take place in the presence of 2,640 guests, and the spread will reportedly include tea and sausage rolls.
- $200,000 towards drinks:
This is the cost of approximately 17,000 servings of alcohol, excluding the celebratory champagne.
While the bride-to-be seems to have a liking for the Tig, the Bollinger has always been the royal family’s preferred drink.
- $70,000 towards the wedding cake:
The exquisite wedding cake will be prepared by renowned chef and owner of the Violet Bakery, Claire Ptak. The couple has chosen to have a 6-tiered lemon elderflower cake on their big day.
- Other expenses:
The wedding band will cost about $425,000, while $75,000 have been allotted photography and videography, among other expenses.