Who Is Paying For The Royal Wedding, And How Much Will It Actually Cost?

Date May 16, 2018

The wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine can be called one of the most iconic in royal history. So, it’s no surprise it was quite costly.


Kensington Palace didn’t reveal the costs, but the security costs are believed to be somewhere between $10 million and $30 million.

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It’s highly unlikely. The event is expected to cost around $40 million, with policing and security costing anything from $8 million to $40 million.


But there’s a reason for such an eye-watering sum. Thousands of well-wishers and fans will come to Windsor to watch a carriage procession. So, it’s crucial to make sure that the royal couple is safe.

Who is going to pay for it?


As Kensington Palace revealed in the official statement, the royal family will pay for such core aspects as the church service, flower arrangements, decorations, music, and reception. It will cost up to $3 million. The security costs for the day will be paid by taxpayers.


As for the wedding dress, the bride-to-be will pay for it herself, a gesture that Duchess Catherine also made back in 2011.

Before the wedding, the couple will spend the night in two separate luxury hotels. The prince will stay at the Coworth Park, while the American beauty spend the night at Cliveden House Hotel. The rooms in both can cost up to $2,000 per night.

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