• Princess Diana’s wedding dress would have cost over $ 490,000 today.
  • Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, Alexander McQueen, was estimated to be $ 332,000.
  • Princess Beatrice borrowed a dress from the Queen for her wedding, which made her the cheapest.
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Royal weddings are known for not cutting costs.

The “wedding of the century” of Prince Charles and Princess Diana would cost today’s money $ 110 million. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle served a lemon and elderflower cake worth $ 71,600 at their reception. And for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day, security alone cost the couple an estimated $ 33 million.

Many royal wedding dresses also come with six-digit price tags that designers take months to create. Even dresses that appear to be reasonably priced – like the Queen’s $ 42,000 dress from 1947 – would be much more expensive today, adjusted for inflation.

Here are nine of the most expensive wedding dresses royals have worn, from the cheapest to the most expensive.


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