The most expensive of which was wearing a wedding gown Kate Middleton And Meghan Merkel And whose wedding was more expensive? The royal brothers-in-law were married seven years apart and surprisingly their styles were radically different from each other on their big day. Here’s what added to their final height in terms of cost.
Ranking costs of royal weddings
There have been four royal weddings since 2011, when Kate Middleton married her longtime lover Prince William on an international television show. Princess Beatrice and Eugenie were both married in Middleton’s later years, although unfortunately, Princess Beatrice had to abruptly change her wedding plans after the onset of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Instead, he married in an intimate surprise wedding, attended by only a select few, including his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Both daughters of the Duke of York went for a much lower ceremony for their wedding, Eugene’s wedding cost an estimated $ 4.9 million, a relatively small amount to spend on a full wedding compared to the wedding of her royal cousins.
When William married Kate Middleton in 2011, their wedding cost 48.6 million, thanks to greater security. It is alleged that the ambassador provided 46 million to the royal family. Meghan Merkel and Prince Harry’s wedding was a little more expensive at 57 million, with an estimated $ 54 million going toward security.
Gorgeous designer bridal wear
As far as other wedding expenses were concerned, it was the eye-catching and iconic gown that also took up a large portion of the wedding budget. Middleton actually takes the crown for wearing the most expensive clothes. Her Sarah Burton designed the Alexander McQueen gown so that the handmade lace and about 9-foot long train cost about $ 332,000 when she first made the custom in 2011.
Meghan Merkel’s wedding dress, on the other hand, was designed by Givenchy, which was a somewhat controversial choice. Usually, the royal bride wears a British designer, but Givenchy is a French fashion house. Her gown is priced at approximately $ 149,000, her second wedding gown is from British design house Stella McCartney, which costs around 4,400.
Post-wedding dress change
Interestingly, Middleton also wore a second wedding gown to her reception, a tradition that Merkel followed. For her reception, Middleton wore another Sarah Burton for the Alexander McQueen gown, but one that was a little simpler than her formal frock.
The second dress was an ivory-colored, strapless satin gown with details of a jeweled belt and a sweetheart neckline. Middleton wore a charming fuzzy cardigan over her dress to protect her from the cold. The exact price of the dress is not known, but custom wedding dresses designed by Burton usually cost customers around $ 50,000 to get started. Middleton’s sister Pippa, who made quite an impression on the world at the wedding, also wore a gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
So it would seem that while Merkel’s wedding was the most expensive of all, Middleton spent more on her big day for her wedding. The couple married in different ways, but their relationship was completely unforgettable.