Yahoo Canada is taking our coverage of all things royal to the next level with the launch of our new podcast, Make It Reign.
In our first episode, we’re giving listeners the full timelines of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s love story and talking to royal expert, Carolyn Harris, who answers all of our questions about the May 19 wedding.
As the happy couple prepare for their high profile nuptials, royal super-fans are clamouring to learn everything they can about the May 19 wedding. The Queen and Prince Charles are expected to pay for most of the wedding, with some experts suggesting that the ceremony and reception alone could cost upwards of $2.8 million USD. While this includes food and drink for guests, flowers and the dress, when factoring in security, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding could total a staggering $42 million USD – which is not being footed by the royal family.
The upside? The royal wedding is expected to help fuel Britain’s economy.
One finance company estimates that the royal wedding could generate almost $680 million USD in tourism alone.
In 2011, more than 350,000 tourists flocked to London for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Given Meghan’s American appeal, many are suggesting the numbers could be the same, if not higher.
Don’t have cable? We’ve got you covered. Starting Saturday May 19, at 5 a.m. EST, Yahoo Canada will be live-streaming the royal wedding. Click here to bookmark!