Breaking Down Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Costs

You won't believe the cost of security alone.

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in May 2018 in what is sure to be a lavish affair, the royal couple will likely be racking up a bill in the millions. Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton cost a reported $34 million, according to CBS news, so the cost of his brother’s nuptials will probably be in the same ballpark.

Here’s the breakdown of what could be one of the most expensive royal weddings in history.


Estimated cost: Likely free

The royal wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, a popular place for royal nuptials.

Wedding Dresses

Estimated cost: Approximately $400,000

All eyes will be on Meghan’s dress at the royal wedding, and she’ll likely have more than one of them.


Estimated cost: $32 million

The security for keeping Harry, Meghan and their guests safe at their wedding is of the highest importance.


Estimated cost: $800,000

Flowers are a key component of most weddings, and, as expected, royals go all out.


Estimated cost: $80,000

The two cakes at William and Kate’s royal wedding totaled $80,000, according to E! News.

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