England will definitely pay a price for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. A breakdown of the costs for William and Kate’s wedding was released by RadarOnline. The highest price England will foot for the royal wedding is security. As RadarOnline reports, they are “on the hook for this one.”
Security will cost the British a total of $32 million for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. With all of the foreign dignitaries to protect in addition to the royal family themselves en route to and from the Westminster Abbey, thousands of police officers will be on hand to keep crowds under control.
A grand total of $34 million is reported to be the cost of William and Kate’s big day. Of that, England is paying $32,064,000. Who is paying the remaining price?
Prince William paid $11,000 for a simple gold wedding band that the soon-to-be Princess Catherine will wear. Princess Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring that he gave to Kate in November is said to be worth $1 million.
England won’t pay for the receptions. That price is paid by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. The receptions will be $600,000 to host, with 600 attendees at the Queen’s reception and 300 at Prince Charles’ hosted reception.
$80,000 is the the price of two wedding cakes and Prince Charles is covering that cost. One cake will be traditional cream for Kate Middleton and white fruit cake for Prince William. The cost per slice? Try swallowing $134.
Kate Middleton will have one pricey wedding dress. The price is said to be $434,000 and her parents are covering the cost of that. Once England and all of the world see her gown on Friday, the price will go way up. Of course, since Kate will have worn it, the gown will be priceless.
$800,000 is the price Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles will fork out for flowers to be arranged all over Westminster Abbey. The flowers will remain inside after the royal wedding so tourists can admire the floral designs.
England will pay the $64,000 price for clean-up crews to pick up after an estimated one million spectators witness the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Viewers in Portland, Ore. will have to wake up early to view the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The wedding begins at 3:00 a.m. PT with early coverage preceeding the event on multiple channels including CNN and FOX.
Sources: RadarOnline Portland Comcast live