Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Wedding Expenses Breakdown: Queen Footing The Bill?

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Wedding Expenses Breakdown: Queen Footing The Bill?

Queen Elizabeth II will be paying for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s pricey royal wedding.

Almost there a heavily pregnant Kate, 36, and William, 35, share a smile as they walk behind the Queen and the Dean of Windsor at the end of the Easter Mattins service
Almost there a heavily pregnant Kate, 36, and William, 35, share a smile as they walk behind the Queen and the Dean of Windsor at the end of the Easter Mattins service

Prince Harry and Markle are set to tie the knot on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple’s union is one of the most awaited events this year. Their nuptials will not be as grand as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding, but it will still be pricey.

Bridebook.co.uk, broke down the cost of the “Suits” star and the Duke’s upcoming nuptials. Based on the number one wedding app, Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding may cost up to $2.8 million.

Here’s a breakdown estimate from the app:

The wedding dress – $420,000

Flowers – $155,000

Photography and videography– $24,000

Cake – $70,000

Stationery – $28,000

Music – $420,000

Trumpets – $127,000

Decoration and production – $183,000

Wedding rings – $8,500

Bridesmaid outfits – $7,500

Flower girl and page boy outfits – $2,400

Church fees – $250

Groomswear – $11,000

Hair and makeup – $14,000

Entertainment – $21,000

Wedding favors – $4,000

Toilets for guests – $49,000

The amount does not include the couple’s honeymoon which is expected to be over $169,000 and the security costs that may reach up to $42.3 million.

With Prince Philip thought to be nursing a sore hip at home, the Queen attended on her own but clearly enjoyed spending time with her family
With Prince Philip thought to be nursing a sore hip at home, the Queen attended on her own but clearly enjoyed spending time with her family

According to Business Insider, traditionally the bride’s family foots the bill, but Queen Elizabeth II insisted on paying Prince Harry and Markle’s nuptials just as she did for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

“As was the case with the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Royal Family will pay for the core aspects of the wedding, such as the church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations, and the reception afterwards,” the palace said in a statement.

Awaiting the arrival of the Queen to lead the family into the Easter service, Princess Beatrice, wearing a Suzannah Versailles coat, shared a joke with Zara, sister Eugenie and boyfriend Jack Brooksbank
Awaiting the arrival of the Queen to lead the family into the Easter service, Princess Beatrice, wearing a Suzannah Versailles coat, shared a joke with Zara, sister Eugenie and boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

In related news, a membership-based pressure group who called themselves Republic petitioned to the parliament of the United Kingdom not to spend a dime of the public money for Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding. They appeal because they know that the taxpayers’ money will be used to secure the bride and the groom on their wedding day.

“Taxpayers should not be funding a private wedding, no matter who is getting married,” Republic wrote. “If Harry and Meghan want to turn their big day into a public event, they need to pick up the bill – all of it.”

(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England. The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II Photo (C) GETTY(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England. The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II Photo (C) GETTY
(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England. The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II Photo (C) GETTY

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