18/04/2011 08:44 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Royal Wedding Will Cost Middletons £100,000

Carole and Michael Middleton Carole and Michael Middleton. Photo: Getty

What price true love? Well, if your true love happens to be Prince WIlliam you'd better have a fair bit of money under the mattress - the royal celebrations could set Michael and Carole Middleton back nearly £100,000.

The Sunday Times reports that the Middletons will be footing the bill for hotel suites (over £20,000), bridal gowns (around £30,000), bridesmaids' dresses, the maid of honour's outfit (around £20,000) and the honeymoon.

Clarence House refused to confirm the figure, stating: "The Middletons have offered to contribute to the cost of the wedding. How much they contribute is a private matter."

Anyone who has helped organise a wedding (even one that's not being live broadcast to the nation) will know that once the big ticket items have been dealt with there are hundreds of little things which ramp the price up yet further.

If we were the Middletons we'd be hoping that the Mountbatten-Windsors will be taking care of the sugared almonds and the confetti.

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