Royal wedding? A royal pain

When William and Kate walk down the aisle later this month, London will have to deal with imperial crowds, costs, and clean-up.

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The price of a fairy tale
The price of a fairy tale
The April 29 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton are approaching, and with them the expected $48 million to $80 million economic boost to England. But there is a downside to this fairy tale: the cleanup, virtual shutdown of the city, and security from five government agencies (including MI5) for the throngs of gawkers. Here, the costs of bringing a fantasy to life.

NEXT: $9.6 billion
Last updated April 08 2011: 5:48 AM ET
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