Well the day came today, Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex (Henry Charles Albert David) & Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Rachel Meghan Markle) tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. There was a tight guest list for the ceremony, just 600 people were invited to the service, Kensington Palace announced in March.
So, there is a lot to cover on this story as it just happened today.
Let’s start off with CONGRATULATIONS to them AND this will last 4 years tops…J/K but seriously, how long do we think this is going to last before the Queen says so?
Anyway, Prince William, Harry’s older brother and second in line to the British throne, was Harry’s best man, Meghan did not have a maid of honor!
Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, his father Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession for the crown, were present at the wedding.
Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, was also at the wedding. The couple’s youngest child, newborn Prince Louis, did not attend the ceremony.
Diana’s sisters include Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, as well as her brother, Earl Charles Spencer.
Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, traveled with her daughter by car to Windsor Castle on May 19.
Early on May 15, Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, said that he wanted to be a part of the historic royal wedding by walking his daughter down the aisle. However, he did not attend , health restrictions and a recent heart surgery prevented him from going to the big ceremony. That and that little stunt he pulled with the staged paparrazi prevented him from being invited, sources speculate!
Amongst the royal families family and friends, Markel’s friends included, Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Elton John, George and Amal Clooney and David and Victoria Beckham to name a few.
Lets talk about cost, they definitely shed some serious cash…or did they?
reportedly, abut 94 percent of the total cost of the nuptials was spent on, SECURITY!!!!
Ok lets break it down,
The wedding rings
- Estimated cost: $7,400 (£6,000)
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring probably costs more than most of the items on this list — a lot less than the couple’s wedding bands. Prince Harry proposed to Markle with a ring containing diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana, making it worth at least $350,000.
- Estimated cost: $24,600 (£20,000)
Combined, the invitations, save-the-dates, menus, and more will cost nearly $25,000 to produce.
- Estimated cost: $498,000 (£350,000)
The wedding will take place at Windsor Castle, within St. George’s Chapel specifically. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also married here. The royal family will pay to decorate and secure the location, but the chapel itself is free for them to use.
- Estimated cost: $420,000 (£300,000)
It is reported that Markle will at for her own wedding dress, since the royal family is paying for most of the wedding. Traditionally the father of the bride pays for it all BUT we know that situation!
- Estimated cost: $407,000 (£286,000)
The royal family will pay almost as much for the occasion’s catering as they will to host the event in Windsor Castle. Whatever they end up serving, there’s one thing that definitely won’t make it onto the menu, per royal rules. You probably won’t find any shellfish at the wedding. The royal family is not allowed to eat shellfish because it is more likely to cause food poisoning than other types of food. Though this rule has been around for quite some time, Prince Charles (Markle’s soon to be father-in-law) has been known to dabble from time to time.
- Estimated cost: $61,000 (£50,000)
This highly controversial cake could end up costing the royal family more than the couple’s wedding rings. It’s not the buttercream frosting that’s responsible for the expensive cake, but the high-profile pastry chef in charge of creating it, California-born pastry chef Claire Ptak.
- Estimated cost: $420,000 (£300,000)
Not really sure whos performing but sources speculate, Sir Elton John herself will be performing.
- Estimated cost: $135,000 (£110,000)
AND SECURITY, A WHOPPING 40 MILLION FOR SECURITY!!!!! That’s insane, SO when all said and done the actual wedding would range from 2.3 million to 2.5 million…AND guess who pays for security…THE TAXPAYERS!!!!!
UUUUFFFF, could cover more but I’m over this story LOL…Thanks for reading!!!!!