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Royal wedding costs around 34 million dollars

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The total costs of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding could amount to 34 million US dollars, while their predecessors Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding cost 110 million US dollars, reports Moneywatch.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn comparison, the Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles’ income formed 50 million US dollars in 2010.

It is estimated Kate’s dress cost 434 000 US dollars, while the royal cake – 80 000 dollars.

The number of guests at the Queen’s dinner reception comprises 600 people, whereas 300 people were invited to Prince Charles’ dinner honouring the wedding.

The price of a single bottle of wine served at the dinner reception ranged from 14 to 23 dollars, while the value of champagne bottle the guests drank before dinner reached 50 US dollars.

It should be noted during his wedding in 2008 the British soccer star Wayne Rooney spent 8 million US dollars, while the former US first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton spent 3–5 million dollars on their daughter’s marriage ceremony in 2010.

Security costs for Kate and William’s wedding mounted to 33 million US dollars and are covered by the taxpayers’ money. While the security costs of Charles and Diana’s wedding at the current exchange rate formed 20 million US dollars.

On the other hand, the security costs for the G20 Conference held in London in 2009 reached 12 million US dollars.

The provisional number of tourists attending the royal wedding might comprise 600 000 people, while the spending on April 29 could hit 82 million US dollars.

In 2011, the total projected revenues from the royal wedding are likely to reach 825 million dollars.

For example, the Royal Wedding Tour at Westminster Abbey costs 26 dollars per person, while the life-sized cardboard picture of Kate and William – 58.50 US dollars. Customers are also charged 8 dollars for two William and Kate’s tea bags.

Overall, it is estimated that two billion viewers across the world will watch the royal wedding live on television, with additional 400 million people watching on the websites and listening to radio broadcasts.

The approximate losses caused by the royal wedding day declaration as a national holiday are estimated at 10 billion dollars.

 


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