Marrying royalty will come at some cost to Kate Middleton's family.
Proud parents Carole and Michael Middleton are set to shell out nearly £100,000 for their daughter's wedding to Prince William.
That means the £97,000 inheritance left to them by Kate's grandfather will almost be wiped out - but they need not fear too much as their mail order party business has made them millionaires.
Hotel suites, bridal gowns, bridesmaids' dresses, the maid of honour's outfit and the honeymoon are all set to be covered by the Middleton's according to The Sunday Times.
Then there is the Prince Charles-hosted disco at Buckingham Palace to cover, which will form part of the evening reception, in addition to honeymoon contributions.
The hotel bill alone for family and friends to stay at the Goring hotel in Belgravia, where one-room suited cost £1,140 each, is expected to exceed £20,000.
Kate's bridal gowns are thought to have cost at least £30,000, with sister and maid of honour Pippa's dress another adding another £20,000 to the bill.
Clarence House told The Sunday Times: 'The Middletons have offered to contribute to the cost of the wedding. How much they contribute is a private matter.'