#RoyalWedding: 5 Most Expensive Weddings Of All Time
It’s been close to 72 hours after the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry but the world is yet to get over it.
Stories about the wedding has dominated social media discussions up until now.
No one knows for sure yet, how much this wedding cost UK tax payers but a UK wedding planning website, bridebooking.co.uk has estimated it cost about 43 million dollars.
That brings it to one of the most expensive weddings of all time. But it does not top the list. Here are 5 most expensive weddings of all time, according to financesonline.
1. Prince Charles & Diana – $110 million (N40 Billion)
If you know the history of the British royal family, you will know that Prince Charles and Diana are the parents of Prince Harry.
The wedding took place in 1981, that is about some 38 years ago. Surprisingly, no wedding has surpassed it in terms of cost. The wedding cost $110 million, about 40 billion naira in today's value.
Sadly, the marriage crashed in 1996 and Diana died in a car crash a year after.
2. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia – $66 million (N23.8 Billion)
This wouldn’t make sense to you unless you are a daughter of one of the richest men alive on planet earth. That is the fate of Vanisha Mittal, who is the daughter of Indian billionaire, Lakshmi Mittal, one of the richest men in the world.
Her wedding to Amit Bhatia has been described as one of the most extravagant ever. The wedding was held near Paris in 2004. An engagement ceremony prior to the wedding took place at the historic Palace of Versailles.
Sadly, the marriage did not last long as the couple called it quits in early 2013.
3. Prince William & Kate Middleton – $34 million (N12.2 Billion)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is the elder son of Prince Charles and Diana, whose wedding made number 1 on this list. The young man is the second in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.
Prince William made Kate Middleton his wife in 2011 in what was described as “The Wedding of The Century”.
The couple is still together and is now blessed with two boys and a girl.
4. Wayne Rooney & Coleen McLoughlin – $8 million (N2.8 Billion)
Wayne Rooney needs little introduction. Unless you have never had any interest in English football, you probably know Wanye Rooney very well. Rooney got married in 2008 while still a Manchester United and England star to his childhood sweetheart, Coleen McLoughlin.
Rooney was said to have chartered five private jets to fly 64 of their guests to the wedding.
According to FinancesOnline, while the ceremony was lavish, the couple had little help in paying the bills as a magazine offered $4.2 million for the exclusive rights of the wedding photos. Today, Wayne and Coleen are happy with their married lives and are now raising two boys.
5. Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky – $5 million (N1.8 Billion)
The last but not the least on this list is the wedding of the daughter of former US president, Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Who else should qualify for an extravagant wedding if Chelsea doesn’t? Chelsea married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in a grand wedding ceremony at the Astor Courts in 2010.
The couple is blessed with a daughter, Charlotte and son, Aidan.
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