NICE LITTLE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBERS
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 20th May 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
NICE LITTLE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBERS
1 4,040 Guests
2 2,600 of those guests were members of the public
3 £1bn boost to the economy from the Royal Wedding and FA Cup
4 5,901 couples married on the same day as the Royal Wedding, Saturday, 19th May 2018
5 5,381 spr mtrs size of reception venue, St. George’s Hall 10 times bigger than the average British home
6 £1,969,873 Total cost of the Royal Wedding
7 200,000 flowers provided by 60 florists with an estimated budget of £110,00
8 1.9bn people watched the Royal Wedding on TV throughout the world Thatis an estimate could be as many as 3 billion.
9 1,000 waiters and staff working at the Royal Wedding
10 16,000 glasses of champayne served
11 500 eggs used in the Royal Wedding cake
12 200 Amalfi lemons used in the Royal Wedding cake
13 10 bottles of elderflower cordial used in the Royal Wedding cake (2010 The year the pastry chef baking the Royal Wedding cake opened her shop, Violet Bakery)
14 28,000 canapes
15 600 guests drawn from the Royal Wedding service congregation at a lunchtime reception at St George’s hosted by the Queen. At St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle
16 4 Windsor Grey Horses that will be pulling the Ascot Landau that Harry and Meghan will ride in around Windsor after the wedding.
17 27km of cable was laid out by Sky so they could broadcast coverage of the wedding in UHD, making them the first broadcaster to televise it in 4k, which for those who have 4k telly will offer four times the pixels than a Full HD display.
18 28,000 photographs. Although most won’t be revealed to the public, Meghan and Harry’s wedding photographer, and the team to support him are expected to make their flashes go off at least 28,000 times throughout the day and evening.
19 200 Guests are invited to the private evening reception at Frogmore House in Windsor Home Park hosted by Prince Charles
20 25-30 minutes and just under 7 miles the Royal Wedding precesion around Windsor after the ceremony to the lunchtime reception
21 £27,000 is cost of average UK commoners wedding
22 16.5 feet the length of Meghan’s veil/train
23 5,000 media badges issued. British and foreign media and support staff were credentialed to cover the wedding in Windsor, including 160 photographers and reporters from 79 television broadcasters from across the globe. No fewer than 46 US TV broadcast affiliates
24 6 The number of Meghan Markle’s bridesmaids and all under the age of seven.
25 250 The number of members of the Armed Forces who performed ceremonial duties at the wedding
26 4 page boys and 6 bridesmaids,
27 8 million flower petals to make 1 million handfuls of confetti
28 £90,000 for trumpets 20 silver-plated fanfare trumpets stamped with the Royal Coat of Arms have already been requested, and they each come between £3,000 and £6,000 a piece/toot! That will be £90,000 for trumpets!
29 5,000 police on duty
30 53 countries of the Commonwealth represented in Meghan’s veil.
5 metre (or 16.5 ft) long white silk veil covered Meghan’s face which included the floral detail representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth. The bride suggested the design because the Commonwealth will be a central part of her and Prince Harry’s official work after they are married.
The designer spent significant time researching the flora of each country and much care was taken to ensure that every flower was unique.
Ms Markle also chose her two other favourite flowers – Wintersweet found in Kensington Palace and the California poppy, from where she was born – to be adorned on the veil.
Ms. Waight Keller who designed Mefhan’s wedding dress designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
‘Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition,’ they said, adding: ‘The Commonwealth family of nations – of which Her Majesty The Queen is Head – will be a central part of Prince Harry’s and Ms. Markle’s official work following His Royal Highness’s appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
Ms. Markle wanted to express her gratitude for the opportunity to support the work of the Commonwealth by incorporating references to its members into the design of her wedding dress.’ Significant time was spent researching the flora of each Commonwealth country and much care was taken by Ms. Waight Keller to ensure that every flower is unique. Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design. The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.
In addition to the flora of the Commonwealth, Ms. Markle also selected two personal favourites: Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox), which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace in front of Nottingham Cottage, and the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) the State flower from Ms. Markle’s place of birth, California. Symmetrically placed at the very front of the veil, crops of wheat are delicately embroidered and blend into the flora, to symbolise love and charity. Phillipa again: ‘The length of Meghan’s train is perfectly fitting for the ceremony of this young couple. Long enough that it reflects the grandeur of the occasion, but not so long that it feels pompous or assuming.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination – William Lomggood
Happiness is…a UK Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final all on a sunny Saturday in May
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
My mother made us eat all sorts of vitamins and supplements, until one day I nearly choked on part of The Sunday Times.
Love is…an amazing sermon by Bishop Michael Curry At Prince Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding
TRACK OF THE DAY
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Highest Chart Position: No.1 21st February 1987
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