The estimated cost of the royal wedding
Wedding planners Bridebook have done the sums and reckon that Harry and Meghan’s big day could cost £32 million, the vast majority of this being for security (which they put at £30 million). Other “highlights” include:
Venue and marquee £350,000
Bride’s dress £300,000
This seems rather austere, however, when compared to the wedding of Margaret of York to Charles the Bold of Burgundy in 1468. The celebrations apparently included endless parades and a four-day jousting tournament, and cost the modern-day equivalent of US$200 million.