Indian kings to British royalty: 5 most expensive royal weddings ever
Budgets less than 100 crores don't even make the cut for a royal family! Read on to find out more about these lavish, over the top royal weddings
Weddings are a costly affair, aren’t they? Since it is the most special day of a person’s life, it’s okay to splurge a little on your big day! The trend of spending an outrageous amount of money on weddings to celebrate their love for one another and show off one’s financial status is a norm nowadays. While it’s normal for most families to spend a few lakhs or crores on weddings, it just isn’t enough for the royals! It’s safe to say, anything less than 100 crores doesn’t even make the cut for a royal family! Read on to find out more about these lavish, over the top royal weddings.
Here is our list of 5 of the most expensive royal weddings of all time:
Prince William and Kate Middleton
This wedding was touted as the wedding of the 21st century and reportedly cost somewhere around a whopping $34 million — $32 million of which was allocated to security. The gorgeous bride Kate wore a beautiful wedding dress that cost a whopping $434,000. It isn’t easy being a royalty, isn’t it?
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Princess Salama
The lavish lives of royalty in the middle east is not a secret. Probably the costliest wedding of the century, the prince of Abu Dhabi got a 20,000-seat stadium specially built for his seven-day wedding to Princess Salama way back 1981. This lavish wedding costs a whopping $100 million!
Prince Jaideep Jadeja and Princess Shivatmika Kumar
This wedding was nothing less than spectacle! Thousands of guests were flown to Rajkot, the home of the 23-year-old groom Jaideep Jadeja, son of Prince Mandhata Sinh Jadeja of Rajkot, Gujarat. While the wedding cost was more than Rs 150 crores, the family donated almost Rs 7-8 crores to charity during the wedding!
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
When Lady Diana Spencer wed Charles, Prince of Wales, on July 29, 1981- the whole world watched in awe! Diana’s dress was priced at $13,000, but here’s the biggest whopper- $600,000 were spent on security and crowd control! In today’s terms, the total cost of their wedding was close to $70 million.
Princess Trishika and Prince Yaduveer
Though our country is a republic, maharajas and maharanis are a big part of our history! And when Maharaja Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the King of Mysore, and his princess bride Trishika Kumari from the North Indian state of Rajasthan, got married, the entire city of Mysore was decked up! Their wedding was a grand affair and costs more than a 100 crore rupees! Political leaders like Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were also present.
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