As the Britons await the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May, each media report detailing wedding arrangements is astonishing in its own light. It is expected that 39% of the world’s population would watch the wedding ceremony and thus right from the Royal Bride’s dress to her jewellery to Tiara would bring the fashion frenzy globally.
The Royal Weddings are ought to be costliest affairs of the nation. With security costing an eye-watering £30m, suddenly Meghan and Harry have got themselves a £32m wedding.
While the latest royal wedding between Prince Harry and Ms Meghan is slated to be a low scale but the cost estimates dwarf all the estimates. According to some reports, the overall cost is expected to touch £2,099,873.
ESTIMATED BREAKUP for the ROYAL WEDDING UK
Venue – £350,000
Wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
First receptions at St. George’s Great Hall
Second reception in the luxurious glass marquee of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle
Catering – £286,000
Drinks – £193,000
Dress – £100,000
Flowers – £110,000
Photography & Videography- £17,000
Cake – £50,000
Music – £300,000
Trumpets – £90,000
Decoration and Production – £130,000
Wedding Rings – £6,000
Bridesmaids Outfits – £5,000
Church Fees – £175
Groomswear – £8,000
Hair and Makeup – £10,000
Entertainment – £55,000
Wedding Favours – £3,000
Toilets – £35,000
The Honeymoon – £120,000
Security – £30 million
TOTAL – £32,099,873
The staggering numbers are indicative. This number is whopping 100 times the national average. The national average for wedding expenses in the UK is £17,913.
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The Royal couple ceases to not amuse us. The couple has decided to pay tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her tiara at the Royal wedding. Breaking the norms, the couple has officially asked all the guests who wish to bring gifts to donate to the chosen charities to mark their big day. The new wedding rules set by the couple: no phones, no gifts, no swords! It is certainly a step ahead for the peaceful world.
“Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too. This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.