A royal wedding is pretty much guaranteed to be an extravagant occasion, and Harry and Meghan’s certainly was that. As is commonplace at royal weddings, plenty of expensive gifts were sent to the happy couple. But a few months after the event, it was reported that $9 million worth of presents had simply been sent back by the new duke and duchess. And one might well imagine that this was because they hadn’t wanted – or needed – them.
Everything about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding was to the highest standard. And needless to say, staging it required a budget that regular people could scarcely imagine. According to CBS, the whole event cost about $45 million – an even higher figure than that forked out for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.