How much does a luxurious royal wedding cost?
How much does a luxurious royal wedding cost?

Tomorrow, on May 19, a high-profile event in the life of Britain will take place - the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. How much does this celebration cost and how much money did British monarchs spend on their weddings?

The wedding of the British monarch is a high-profile and important event not only in the lives of British subjects, but throughout the world. After all, everyone and everywhere is watching this amazing event without exaggeration.

So, it became known that the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for tomorrow's celebration will cost the British taxpayers as much as $ 45 million.

How and why? How much did other monarchs spend on the wedding?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle


Western journalists believed that the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would cost the British treasury twice as much as the wedding of William and Kate Middleton. Namely, $ 45 million.

Most of the amount will go to the safety of guests and the bride's dress itself is worth 500 thousand. However, the wedding itself can bring at least $ 680 million to the treasury, which significantly pays for the costs.

Prince William and Kate Middleton


Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding in 2011 cost $ 28 million. However, 95 percent of the budget went to the safety of the holiday. The wedding, of course, paid off, and the wedding itself was followed by two billion people.

Prince Charles and Diana


The wedding of Prince Charles and the famous Diana Spencer, which took place in 1981, cost $ 139 million (this is in terms of today's rate). And the wedding itself was watched by almost a million people.

Prince Mohammed and Princess Salama


In 1981, another large-scale wedding took place, one of the most expensive in history.

The wedding of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi - Muhammad without Zayed al-Nahyan and Princess Salama. In relation to today's rate, the wedding cost $ 128 million, and a whole stadium had to be built for the celebration. And it lasted a whole week.

Prince Albert and Charlene


The wedding of Prince Albert II of Monac and South African professional athlete Charlene Wittstock was worth $ 27 million. Interestingly, the costs were equally divided by the state and the monarch himself.

Prince Al-Muhtadi and Sarah


In 2004, Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadi Billa married the 17-year-old daughter of a Swiss nurse and Brunei citizen Sarah Pengiran Salleh. The cost of the wedding was estimated at a "modest" five million.

Prince Abdul and Dayangku


Prince Abdul is another son of the Sultan of Brunei, he married IT specialist Dayangku Raabiatul Adawiya Pengiran in 2015. The wedding ceremony lasted more than ten days in one of the largest residential palaces in the world, with more than 1.7 thousand rooms, and the bride's bouquet consisted of precious stones. The cost of the ceremony was not reported.

Crown Prince Filipe and Leticia


The wedding of Prince Filipe with journalism Leticia Ortiz Roxolano was interfered with by the groom's parents. But they had to give in - the prince threatened his parents with giving up the throne. The wedding in 2004 cost $ 26 million.

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