Amidst all the shocking claims and surprising evidence, royal fans may have missed one eye-watering detail about Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s 2018 royal wedding.
Meghan is currently in court proceedings to sue Associated Newspapers Limited over a Mail On Sunday article which reproduced a handwritten note she had penned to her father Thomas Markle in 2018.
Amid documents stating Meghan felt “unprotected” by the “institution” of the Royal Family and having to name the five friends behind the infamous PEOPLE article about her father, Meghan also defended costs incurred from her wedding to Prince Harry.
Meghan claims Britain profited from the 2018 nuptials held at Windsor Castle, with the royal event generating a whopping £1BILLION in tourism, which “far outweigh” the contribution of taxpayer’s money used to pay for crowd security.
The Duchess’ legal team says that at the time of the 2019 articles Meghan was “a working member of the Royal Family and to some extent publicly funded”.
They also added the wedding was “not, in fact, publicly funded, but rather personally financed by HRH The Prince of Wales”.
Further defending the use of taxpayer’s money for the royal wedding, the submission stated: “Any public costs incurred for the wedding were solely for security and crowd control to protect members of the public, as deemed necessary by Thames Valley Police and the Metropolitan Police.”
The exact costs of crowd control and security for the wedding is said to be an estimated £30 million of the final bill.
The Duchess’ lawyers claim with almost 50,000 American tourists lining the streets of London for the event, that £30million would have been paid back in the boost of tourism with the city seeing a £60million sales boom in retail spending.