The extravagant tax payer cost of Princess Eugenie's wedding

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

The next highly-anticipated royal wedding is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s in October. 

Now the amount tax payers will pick up for the wedding’s security has been revealed, and it’s an extravagant figure.

According to the Mirror, taxpayers will be forking out a good £2million (approx $.3million AUD) for the security at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May. 

The tax payer cost of the security at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank has been revealed. Source: Getty

Princess Eugenie’s wedding was initially expected to cost £750,000 (approx $1.3million) but heightened security concerns has led to an inflated figure.

The publication reports that extra firearms and police will need to be deployed, with “officers’ overtime, cancellation of holidays and the need for extra patrols” contributing to the increased expenses. 

Last month the Express reported Eugenie and Jack’s October 12 wedding could cost between $675,000 and $1.35 million. 

Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding was a huge spectacle with the need for huge amounts of security. Photo: Getty

“This could mean a much more low-key, more intimate affair, with a smaller guest list and less pageantry,” reported the publication, comparing it to Harry and Meghan’s $62.1 million nuptials.

“When it comes to the cost of the dress, flowers, food and decorations, it is believed the Royal Family will fit the bill.” 

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