KATE MIDDLETON, 37, and Prince William, 36, will celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary at the end of this month. The wedding was a lavish affair, but how much did it cost?
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Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married for nearly eight years and will be celebrating their anniversary on 29 April. The couple first met when they were studying together at St Andrews University and began dating in 2003. They dated for seven years before they got engaged after Prince William proposed with the sapphire ring thought to have belonged to Princess Diana. The wedding was a lavish event watched by royal fans all over the world, but how much did this cost?
Kate Middleton news: This is how much wedding to Prince William cost
Kate and William have now been together for over 15-years and married on 29 April 2011.
Since they wed, the couple have gone on to have three children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, 11-months.
The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey in London and many fans flocked to the streets to catch a glimpse of the newly-weds.
The total cost of the wedding was thought to come in at around $34 million, or £26 million.
As Kate prepared to marry second in line to the throne, the main expense of the wedding was security.
Kate Middleton news: The total cost of the wedding was thought to come in at around $34 million (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton news: Kate’s dress is also thought to have been a huge expense and cost £250,000 (Image: GETTY)
As fans headed to the streets, it is thought $32 million of the wedding fund was spent on keeping the ceremony under control.
Kate’s dress is also thought to have been a huge expense and cost an estimated £250,000.
It was designed by Sarah Burton, who is the creative director for luxury fashion label Alexander McQueen.
After the ceremony, Kate slipped into a second wedding dress for the after party, which will have set her back even more.
The couple reportedly spent around $5,000, or £3,800, on a luxury wedding cake although the details of the cake were not announced.
Kate also wore a number of priceless jewellery, including a Cartier halo style wedding tiara originally given as an anniversary gift to King George VI to his wife.
This will have probably put up the total cost of the wedding up even more contributing to the pricey affair.
Kate Middleton news: It is thought $32 million of the wedding fund was spent on security (Image: GETTY)
Although their wedding anniversary is fast approaching, Kate and William have another reason to celebrate as their youngest son is about to turn one.
Kate Middleton is thought to be keeping a low profile at the moment as she enjoys spending time with her children during the Easter holidays and it is likely she is preparing for the milestone birthday.
It is believed the whole family will be seen as they attend the Easter Sunday service.
Despite being part of the Royal Family, Kate might try to protect her children’s privacy by releasing her own photos of them to the public to keep in check what people see.
When Kate and William moved to their property in Kensington Palace, they also reportedly planted a 950-feet hedge to keep prying eyes out of their estate.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK