Most Expensive Royal Weddings of the Century

We already know which the new most expensive royal wedding will be. Obviously, that of Prince Williams and his beloved Catherine Middleton, even though some say they are going for a ‘tight budget’. But how about taking a look in the past and see how other astronomically expensive royal wedding were like?

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Prince Charles Lady Diana weddingBack in 1981, a fairytale wedding captured the attention of over 750 million television viewers and even more curious newspaper readers and radio listeners around the world: Prince Charles and Lady Diana were getting married. Her engagement ring alone cost £28,000, and the David Emmanuel wedding gown with its dramatic 25-foot train was £9,000.

Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum

sheikh-mohammed-001The two were actually first cousins, and they married in 1979. For the seven-days-long  Dubai wedding, an entire stadium was built, which created enough room for the 20,000 guests of the sheikh. The entire wedding cost $44,5 million, which translates into approximately $100 million today.

Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Sarah Pengiran Salleh

Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Sarah Pengiran SallehThe prince of Brunei married his very young wife in 2004. Sarah Pengiran Salleh was only 17 when she became princess, and the entire celebration cost about $5 million.

Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling

Crown-Princess-Victoria-and-Daniel-WestlingDaniel Westling, the princess’ former personal trainer became part of the royal family of Sweden in June 2010. The emotional event cost a whopping $3 million, and approximately 250,000 Swedes composed its immense audience.

Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal Miller

Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal Miller The crown prince of Greece and the American heiress got married in July 1995. The wedding gown of the fair lady cost $240,000 (ivory silk, pearls and a 15-foot train), and the celebration cost $1.9 million.

Prince Rainier III Grace Kelly

Prince Rainier III Grace KellyIn 1956 the beautiful Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainer III of Monaco. For this event the Palace of Monaco (where the wedding took place) was completely redecorated to welcome the bride, the groom and the 600 guests of the day. Many impressive wedding presents were given that day, including a 147-foot yacht and a black, convertible Rolls Royce.

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