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British Taxpayers Want The Royal Family To Pay For Eugenie's Wedding

Taxpayers Want Royal Family To Pay For Princess Eugenie Wedding
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Sep. 29 2018, Published 7:38 p.m. ET

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British taxpayers didn't mind footing the bill for Prince Harry's royal wedding to Meghan Markle.

There was joy throughout the land when heir to the throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana's second son said his vows to the Suits star.

But when it comes to the wedding of the daughter of Prince Andrew and his former wife, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, their public is not happy about paying!

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In an internet petition, Brits are calling for the "House of Commons to urge the Government to commit no public money to the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, and to publish a report of all costs to taxpayers."

If the public succeeds, the Royal Family will have to pay up for what is shaping up to be a lavish, bridezilla-style ceremony!

As exclusively reported, Eugenie, 28, plans a blowout wedding to Brooksbank, a 32-year-old wine merchant.

There will be two days of festivities because Eugenie wants her ceremony to rival Markle's to Harry, a source told

The Princess, who is ninth in line to the throne, is determined to upstage Markle, according to the royal insider.

"Eugenie is renowned as a classic privileged princess, and always wants her parties to be put on without cost being considered," the source dished.

"Her wedding is no different. She's fully aware senior royals will look down on her wedding as second best when it's compared to Meghan and Harry's big day.

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"So she's decided to go all out and has become a fully-fledged 'bridezilla' – hiring the most expensive planners and caterers she can find.

"Eugenie also wants an A-list guest list, just like Meghan."

Prince Andrew's daughter is set to walk down the aisle with her groom on Friday, October 12, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle– the same church where Harry and Markle wed.

A black tie evening reception at Royal Lodge in Windsor will follow. Eugenie's folks Andrew and Fergie still make the lodge their home even though they divorced in 1996.

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While Harry and Markle welcomed 600 guests, Eugenie has reportedly invited 850 people to her wedding!

It's been estimated security alone for the wedding could cost around $2.6 million dollars, a big burden for British taxpayers.

Eugenie's flowers will cost $131,000, and entertainment around $200,000.

The privileged royal has also hired posh wedding planner Peregrine Armstrong-Jones.

The party after the wedding could incur additional costs, featuring a funfair-themed area and tequila stand.

Eugenie is expected to ride in an open-carriage procession around Windsor, just like Markle, doing the royal wave!

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