Report: Meghan Markle’s wedding dress costs 3 times the average American’s salary
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress costs more than most Americans make in years.
According to the Daily Mail, Markle’s dress costs about $135,000, or 100,000 pounds. Comparatively, the average American worker earns $44,564 per year and the average American wedding dress costs $1,564.
British couture designers Ralph & Russo will design the dress, which will be Markle’s first of the wedding. According to Vanity Fair, she will then change into another dress after the ceremony.
Despite the hefty price, it’s not even the most expensive royal wedding dress in recent memory.
The mother of Markle’s fiancé Prince Harry, Princess Diana, had a wedding dress that cost an estimated $115,000. Kate Middleton, who married Prince Harry’s brother Prince William, had a wedding dress that cost a reported $434,000.
Markle, a 36-year-old American, is expected to pay for both of her dresses.
Kensington Palace will cover the rest of the wedding fees, which is estimated to cost around $43.4 million.
The royal wedding is scheduled for Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.