It is no secret that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding will be an expensive affair, but the much anticipated royal event is expected to surpass that of Prince William and Kate's 2011 wedding.
According to the British wedding site Bridebook, Markle's wedding is estimated to have cost around $ 44.9 million, or $ 32 million, about $ 20 million more than Prince William and Kate's $ 28 million marriage had reported. Bridebook also expects the ceremony to be on the list of the ten most expensive weddings on May 19th.
The wedding page broke up royal weddings and pointed out that the most expensive part of the ceremony will be the extensive security measures that, according to Bridebook, include snipers, covert police and military technicians, and potential drones This represents an estimated total of $ 42.1 million.
Other important wedding editions include: Twenty silver-plated trumpets announcing the event for $ 125,000, a fancy lemon-blossom elderflower wedding cake by Violet Bakery in East London, a wealth of decorative flowers outside of St. George's Chapel in Windsor $ 150,000, a reported $ 420,000 for the glass tent for the evening reception at Frogmore House, $ 36,000 for sausage rolls and hot tea for all 2,640 invited members of the public, and finally $ 420,000- $ 560,000 for Meghans soon after -be iconic dress.
But despite the esteemed price for Markle's bridal gown, royal expert Katie Nicholl, author of "Harry: Life, Loss, and Love," thinks the soon-to-be king will be a bit lowkey.
"Meghan is keen to send the right message with her dress," Nicholl told the Telegraph. "It will be iconic and fit into the backdrop of Windsor Castle, but it would send the wrong message to wear a dress that would exceed Kate's cost alone."
Kate's Alexander McQueen wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton, cost $ 350,000
The countdown for the royal wedding continues as invitations are sent out and guest list rumors are under way.