Princess Eugenie, Royal Wedding Criticized By Taxpayers For This Reason

Lawrence Kim
August 21, 2018

Princess Eugenie has chose to tie the knot with Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle - the same place where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wednesday.

The wedding was initially said to be costing around £750,000 and was set to be paid for by the couple's parents, but security costs have more than doubled it to nearly £2m, according to the Daily Mirror.

The nine-in-line to the British Throne will also take to the streets with her new husband after the service in a carriage procession, also increasing security concerns and costs.

Mr Williamson said that the royals should not expect the public to pick up the bill and it was "perfectly adequate" for them to have less lavish ceremonies. This automatically increases the cost of safety, as it requires a greater number of guarding newlyweds snipers and police, who will keep order in the crowd. Fans can hope to see Eugenie's close friend Cressida Bonas, who used to date Prince Harry, and singers Ed Sheeran, James Blunt and Ellie Goulding, who all mix in royal circles. "She carries no royal functions, no useful goal to the public sphere and yet we're having to spend this kind of money".

Eugenie and Jack
Eugenie and Jack will marry in October in Windsor

The £1.25million increase in expenses are said to be due to officers' overtime, cancellation of holidays and the need for extra patrols.

According to The Sun, Police sources reveal that they have no indication of any specific threat targeting the wedding or any anti-royal protests.

The procession, similar to Harry and Meghan's, will mean dozens of machine gun-toting police officers deployed to the Berkshire town on the day.

"In these times of heightened security risks, it's irresponsible for a minor member of the royal family to have a high-profile, very public wedding", said Emma Dent Coad, the outspoken Labour MP for Kensington, where Princess Eugenie and Jack live.

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