Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William [fashionuks.com]
Date: April 29, 2011
Cost: $34 Million
If you thought that the most talked about royal wedding since Princess Diana would undoubtedly be the most expensive wedding in history, it's not even close although it will be regarded as the gold standard for high society weddings of the modern age. England has a long history of lavish weddings and this was no exception. Between her $136,000 wedding ring, $80,000 cake, $70,000 dress, $800,000 in flowers, $600,000 wedding reception, luxurious hotel rooms for guests costing $550 per room per night, and police protection that cost taxpayers extra money in overtime and holiday pay, no expense was spared. If you're like most of the world, you probably watched the wedding or found scores of pictures.