Kate’s Parents Are Chipping In For The Royal Wedding

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Hopefully, this really was their idea and not the royal family’s. We know it is customary for the bride’s parents to pay for the wedding, but when the groom owns a whole country…yeah, not so much!

Sources report that Kate Middleton’s parents, Carole and Michael, have contributed a six-figure sum to their daughter’s bid day. A source close to Kate and Prince William insists it was something the rent’s “absolutely wanted to do” and adds that William “graciously accepted” their offer.

Now, here’s the thing. While a six-figure sum would cover most people’s entire wedding costs, it doesn’t make much of a dent in the total $$$ of this royal affair. According to sources, the grand total for the wedding of the decade is going to be somewhere in the $10 million range!

So…basically their portion is going towards tipping the waiters at the reception.

We kid, we kid. It was a nice gesture. A bit medieval under the circumstances, but if it makes them feel apart of things, we totally get it. What really matter is that their daughter’s big day is the best day of her life.

[Image via WENN.]

Mar 15, 2011 11:40am PST

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