With an estimated price tag of £32,000,000 (S$58mil),Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19 clearly isn't any ordinary shindig. Here's what else you should know about the royal soiree.
£26,000: How much will be spent on just for sausage rolls for the 2,640 members of public who have been invited to watch the wedding proceedings on castle grounds.... But the bulk of wedding expenses — £30mil — will be spent on security and the estimated 5,000 police officers activated for the big day. And who’s paying? The royal family, of course.
0: No. of maids of honour that the American actress will have. According to the palace communications secretary, Meghan has “a very close-knit group of friends and did not want to choose one over the other”. Prince Harry’s best man is, of course, his brother.
2: No. of hours the chapel’s toilet facilities will be available on the day, from 9am to 11am. The service begins at noon.
£377.60 ($682): How much it will cost to get a multi-tiered wedding cake from Violet Bakery, the London bakery that will be creating the royal couple’s buttercream “lemon and elderflower cake incorporating the bright flavours of spring".
600: Total no. of guests invited to the wedding ceremony in St. George’s Chapel. In comparison, 1,900 guests were invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
15th: How far removed as cousins Prince Harry and his bride-to-be are, according to a genealogical investigation by newspaper The Mail on Sunday. Their common ancestor is a 15th century English sheriff.
7: No. of charities Prince Harry and Meghan chose for well-wishers to donate to, instead of sending them a gift. These include Crisis (a UK charity for the homeless) and the Myna Mahila Foundation (a charity that supports women in Mumbai’s urban slums).
Catch the live telecast of The Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, Ch 5, 4.15pm-9pm.