Although Princess Eugenie couldn’t be more excited for her October royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank, British citizens are reportedly not too thrilled about the upcoming nuptials because of the event’s hefty price tag. According to Cosmopolitan, Eugenie and Jack’s wedding is expected to cost English taxpayers a whopping $2.5 million.
“She has no public duties, her dad’s raking it in, and we pay [$2.5 million] for her ‘royal’ wedding? This is one of the richest families in the UK, which lives off the state. Grow up royalists. See the light, stop hanging on to childhood fairytales,” one person wrote on Twitter regarding Eugenie’s pricey wedding, and the tweet quickly garnered more than 1,000 likes.
Another person similarly wrote , “Theresa May’s money tree has had another shake. [$2.5 million] of our money going [to] security for Eugenie’s wedding. Who is Eugenie you may ask… the daughter of Air Mile Andy and Freebie Fergie. So tighten your belts and move along folk. Bread and water and foodbanks for you.”
Ever since Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter got engaged in January, Eugenie’s mom, Sarah Ferguson, has reportedly been very hands-on with her daughter’s royal wedding planning. Eugenie and Jack have already invited 1,200 members of the public to their big day and they’re also expected to have a celebrity guest list that could rival Meghan Markle‘s May wedding to Prince Harry.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Eugenie’s wedding was originally supposed to cost taxpayers around $950,000, but her father, Prince Andrew, wanted nothing but the best for his daughter and has now brought the event’s cost up to $2.5 million.
British politician Emma Dent Coad previously voiced her concerns about Eugenie’s expensive wedding to the Daily Mirror. “In these times of heightened security risks it is irresponsible for a minor member of the royal family to have a high profile, very public wedding. This may be the time to review the role and cost of minor royals,” she said.
Politician Chris Williamson also agreed and told the outlet, “It really is an outrage when you’ve got people sleeping rough and gripped by poverty that people are indulging in this conspicuous consumption. No one else gets their wedding paid for by the public purse and they’ve got the resources to do it themselves.”
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