The royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place in Windsor, England on Saturday.
The royal wedding will come at an estimated cost of $45.8 million, with the most expensive part likely being security and police protection.
Security for the royal wedding is paid by the government, Markle is expected to buy her own dress, and the royal family pays for all of the other wedding costs.
The royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is on Saturday.
The royal wedding will be no average affair. When Harry’s brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, the total cost of the royal wedding came to $34 million.
Bride Book estimates that Saturday’s royal wedding will cost $45.8 million. Three separate entities will be responsible for covering the bill:
1. The government
The largest expense at the royal wedding is expected to be security. The government will pay for security and policing with tax money. According to the UK’s Press Association, security at William and Kate’s wedding cost $8.7 million, including $4.9 million in overtime pay for police.
The Thames Valley Police may end up being less expensive this time around, because Harry and Meghan are getting married in Windsor instead of London.
Based on a YouGov survey, 57% of British adults think that the royal family should pay for policing and security for the big day in addition to the wedding. Just 1% of respondents think the government should pay for the entire event.
2. The royal family
Much of the wedding — including the music, food, flowers, and invitations — will be paid for by the royal family, led by the queen.
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Source:: Business Insider