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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day is officially in sight, with the couple set to wed on 19th May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Even Queen Elizabeth seems to be counting down the days, releasing an official statement ahead of the Royal Wedding to give her blessing to her ‘most dearly beloved grandson’ and his betrothed.
But what can we expect from the big day? There has been an endless string of rumours since the engagement was announced, from Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer to who will be making the royal cake. Fans and royal followers were even speculating this week that Meghan Markle might be walked down the aisle by future brother-in-law Prince William, rather than her father.
The big question on everyone’s lips however revolves around pricing, with fans itching to know how much a royal wedding actually costs – especially considering the star-studded guest list, with the Obamas expected to attend and Elton John rumoured to be performing.
So, how much will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cost?
Luckily for, well, everyone, wedding planning website Bridebook has broken down the big day, offering an estimate for the final bill – and it’s pretty eye-watering.
The site has predicted that the final sum will come to approximately £1,969,873 – that’s 100 times the national average FYI.
And this isn’t even taking the security costs into account, which reportedly added a whopping £30 million onto the cost of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials.
Here Bridebook made some predictions on the separate royal wedding costs:
The wedding dress – £300,000
Flowers – £110,000
Photography and videography- £17,000
Cake – £50,000
Stationery – £20,000
Music – £300,000
Trumpets – £90,000
Decoration and production – £130,000
Wedding rings – £6,000
Bridesmaid outfits – £5,000
Flower girl and page boy outfits – £1,698
Church fees – £175
Groomswear – £8,000
Hair and makeup – £10,000
Entertainment – £55,000
Wedding favours – £3,000
Toilets for guests – £35,000
The honeymoon – £120,000
But, wait, who’s paying? Luckily for the Markles, the Royal Family are insisting on footing the bill – which is understandable considering they are choosing to pay £90,000 for trumpets.
If there’s one thing that’s for sure, we officially cannot wait for this wedding.