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By the numbers: The royal wedding

Flags bearing the image of Great Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle
Flags bearing the image of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

On Saturday morning, Prince Harry wed U.S. actress and activist, Meghan Markle in a wedding estimated to cost, in total, more than $40 million.

The big picture: The average wedding in Britain comes out to under $40,000, CNBC reports. But this is no average wedding, with almost $700,000 spent on food and drinks alone.