William & Kate
From the gorgeous royal wedding gown to the amazing flowers and cake, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th will cost around $32 million! Get a breakdown of the costs of the luxurious royal wedding.
The cost of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is estimated to be $32 million dollars – which, compared to the average wedding cost of $27,000, is over the top! Celebrity weddings are usually expensive, but even Chelsea Clinton's extravagant wedding only cost around $5 million!
Why is the royal wedding so expensive? HollywoodHiccups.com broke down the budget for the royal wedding – and here is the scoop:
- The Royal wedding cake: $80,000 (average U.S. wedding cost is $540)
- Kate Middleton's wedding gown: $434,000 (average U.S. dress price is $1,099)
- The royal wedding flowers: $800,000 (average U.S. wedding flower price is $1,988)
- The ring: $136,000 (average U.S. wedding $5,392) - Note: the ring was actually free because it was Princess Diana's ring, however Prince Charles purchased it in 1981 for $45,000 and it estimated to be worth $136,000 in 2011.
Other costs that figure into the $32 million budget include the church service, music, food and decorations and a huge bill for the additional security. The couple is expecting 2,000 guests at the ceremony at Westminster Abbey and 600 guests at the reception.
Who pays for the royal wedding? British taxpayers do, although Prince Charles will pay most of the wedding bill, however the taxpayers will pay for the security. The Middleton's are rumored to be paying for the wedding gown.
It is hard to believe, but Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding will actually cost less than the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Di which cost somewhere around $48 million!
The couple is rumored to be honeymooning at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia where rooms go for $3,299 a night!
Tell us: Do you think $32 million is too much for the royal wedding?