This spring season has been an exciting time for the royal family with several new additions. A few weeks ago, Prince William and Kate welcomed their third child into the world. Now, on Saturday, Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will tie the knot.
The royal wedding is expected to be the most watched wedding since 2011 when Prince William and Kate got married. Since the announcement of their engagement last fall, fans all over the world have been eager with anticipation for Harry and Meghan’s big day.
Throughout the last several months, the Kensington Palace has been revealing wedding details. They have talked about the gospel choirs chosen for the reception, the wedding cake with a lemon and elderflower flavor, and, of course, the royal wedding dress.
Now, sources have revealed the shocking cost of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. At this point, no sneak peeks have been given of the highly anticipated dress.
According to the Daily Mail, Markle’s wedding dress will cost around $135,593. Reportedly, that cost is around 3 times the amount of the average American’s salary ($44,564).
They also reported that the cost of Meghan’s dress is around 87 times the amount of a typical wedding dress in the United States (averaging at $1,564).
According to Bride Book, the royal wedding will cost somewhere around $43.4 million USD. In light of that number, the wedding dress is on the lower end of the pricing. Most of that cost will go toward security for the event.
The cost of Meghan’s dress is not entirely surprising, considering the cost of past royal wedding dresses. A six-figure dress is relatively common for royal weddings. Princess Diana’s dress cost $115,000, while Kate Middleton’s beloved Alexander McQueen dress cost $434,000.
Meghan is expected to wear a gown by British designers Ralph & Russo. She will then change into a less formal dress for the reception. CNBC also noted that Markle will most likely opt to pay for her own dress, while the rest of the wedding will be covered by the Kensington Palace.
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