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Kate Middleton's Family Kicks In $425,000 For Royal Wedding


May 1 2011, Published 6:58 a.m. ET

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While the British taxpayers spent over $34 million for Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William, don't assume her middle-class family got a free ride!

Michael and Carole Middleton, the bride's parents, spent $425,000 on the fiesta of the century!

And here are the details, according to the Mail on Sunday newspaper:

Booking 71 rooms at the Goring Hotel for friends and extended family, for two nights, set them back $144,500!

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There were two parties at the Goring, one on the night before the wedding, and one after. For that, the Middletons plunked down $42,500!

FIRST PHOTOS: Prince William & Kate's Wedding Cake!

Kate's gorgeous bridal gown, and a second formal dress she wore at the receptions cost mom and dad $68,000. Then came the earrings that Kate wore during the ceremony, $25,500 for both ears.

The jewelry worn by mom Carole and Kate's smoking hot sister, Pippa, and the gold pins worn by dad and Kate's brother Michael cost $51,000.

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