Being a part of the royal family can incur some hefty costs, as in the case of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Over the course of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage, the royal family, along with British taxpayers, have footed several bills for the couple — who have stepped back as senior members of the royal family and worked to become financially independent.
From the pair’s big wedding to hefty security costs, here’s a look at how much money the royals have potentially spent on Harry, 36, and Markle, 39.
The royal wedding for Harry and Markle reportedly cost a grand total of $45 million.
With an extensive security presence, fine dining and a number of other expenses, Harry and Markle’s wedding was quite the pricey affair.
From snipers, undercover police and military tech, the overwhelming security added up to an estimated total of $42.1 million, per British wedding site Bridebook.
Other key wedding expenses included: Twenty silver-plated trumpets that announced the event for $125,000, a pricey $70,000 lemon elderflower wedding cake from Violet Bakery in East London, an abundance of decorative flowers outside of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor for $150,000, a reported $420,000 to hire the glass marquee for the evening reception at the Frogmore…