Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding to cost $20 mn

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 19:16 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

London: England’s most awaited wedding – Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials is expected to cost $20 million and its expenses will be borne by none other than the British taxpayer.

Talking to a daily on the much hyped Kate-William wedding, a source said, “When all is said and done, this wedding will likely cost the British taxpayers over USD 20 million. It will be the biggest wedding of all time, even bigger than William’s mum, Diana’s — and the price will be bigger, too. You really can’t compare this wedding to any other celebrity’s. The only other couple in the world that might even come close is if Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married, but even then this will be bigger.”

It is believed that the pair of female detectives will cost not less than USD 300,000 annually as the source said, “Kate now has two female detectives rotating shifts with her 24/7.”

“They are like the British version of Cagney and Lacey. Two of the finest officers in the force who will not only protect the future princess but have also been trained to blend in. Kate has gone from being an ordinary citizen to one of the most high profile people in the world. There are a lot of very bad people in this world and unfortunately Kate is now at the top of their list. No expense will be spared to keep her safe. It is worth every penny. This is a future Queen of England we are talking about. I hope the poor girl knew what she was getting into,” added the source.