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"According to the official website of the British Monarchy, "The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, following the precedents set by the marriages of The Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981 and Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947."
"The AP reports that the Middleton family will contribute to the costs, as well, and that the public might be on the hook for security, but little else."
Sounds like both families are contributing to the wedding, although the Royal Family will be taking the biggest chunk of it.
Like SR said, it is traditionally the brides family that pays for the wedding, so The Middleton family should be happy that they do not have to pay for all of it. Of course, a lot of couples pay for weddings with their own money and not their parents, so Prince William and Miss Middleton should be happy about that as well.
Considering that the public is only having to take care of security does seem fair. I mean, if anyone is going to do anything, it would be a public person, in a public place, so it is for their security as well as the Royal families.
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