Royal Wedding Security Cost British Taxpayers $40 Million

One of the most overrated cultural/political families live high on the British taxpayer penny.

According to U.K. wedding siteBridebook, the cost of security, including snipers, undercover police and a counter-UAV system, will be about $40.1 million, or 94 percent of the total wedding budget.

As for who’s picking up the tab, the royal family announced that it will pay for the “core aspects of the wedding,” which include the “church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations and the reception afterwards.”

The whopping security costs, however, are expected to be paid for largely by taxpayers. For the 2011 marriage of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, the English public contributed an estimated $27 million, which allowed for thousands of extra police officers at the event.

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