Surrounded By Royalty, Prince And Bride Vow To Remain Married Through Poverty
On a beautiful day at Windsor Castle, surrounded by celebrities and royal family members arriving in Rolls Royce limousines, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the golden knot. The bride wore a stunning dress that cost six-figures, and the overall cost of the wedding was over $40 million. Markle is reportedly worth $5 million, and the groom, whose grandmother is the Queen of England, is part of a family worth billions.
So it was a very sobering moment when the Archbishop of Canterbury had the couple read the marriage vows. There was an awkward pause during which you could have heard a dollar bill hit the floor of the castle when Meghan vowed to take Harry as her husband, "For richer or poorer."
"The word 'poorer' literally wouldn't come out of my mouth," Meghan shared after the ceremony. "I already omitted the word 'obey' from my vows. When I heard the word 'poorer', I looked at my 'Harry-beary' and raised an eyebrow. He grinned and mouthed the words, 'That's not going to happen.' So I went ahead and finished the vows."
Queen Elizabeth, who is reportedly worth $550 million herself says that she was, "so proud of Meghan for pushing through the most difficult part of any royal marriage... agreeing to remain married if all of the palaces, castles, yachts, airplanes, and crown jewels were gone tomorrow. This day was certainly a test of her grit, and I believe she passed with flying colors."
Prince Harry put it all in perspective during a brief press conference after the ceremony, "I told Meg, at the end of the day, even if the monarchy goes belly up, we can always put her wedding gown up for sale on Facebook Marketplace. If teenage girls can get $50 for prom dresses, certainly we can get a decent amount for a royal wedding dress."
* An update to this story... Prince Harry and Meghan will be honeymooning in different resorts. Apparently the Facebook Marketplace option is not an idea that is shared by everyone in the family.
We do wish the couple our best.