The Economics of a Royal Wedding

Monday, April 18, 2011

The countdown is underway: There's less than two weeks to go until hundreds of millions of viewers watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton in London's Westminster Abbey. But resist the urge to swoon and forget the romance for a minute as we take a closer look at the economics of the royal wedding.

How much is this wedding worth to the UK economy and who's trying to cash in? Paddy O'Connell, reporter for the BBC, has been crunching the numbers on the economics of a royal wedding.

Guests:

Paddy O'Connell

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [1]

Gintaras Kavarskas from Vilnius, LITHUANIA

Your Royal Highness The Prince William and Dear Your Serene Highness Miss Catherine Middleton,

I am personally congratulating You on Your Royal Wedding Day this week.

I am sincerely wishing You and Your Majesty not only the happiest years in life, but also all the most delightful life. May all Your pleasant as well as serious dreams come true!

As well as having a fruitful and healthy marriage, may You have the longest marriage.

Yours sincerely,
Gintaras Kavarskas, English teacher, English and American writer, defender of the Lithuania Freedom around and on January 13th in 1991 in Vilnius, Master student from September 2007 to 2011 at Vilnius University

Apr. 29 2011 12:37 PM

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