Nightly News | November 17, 2010
>>> finally here tonight, the upcoming royal wedding of prince william and kate middleton , the biggest event in the uk since the last one. there are millions of details to be worked out. it will cost millions of dollars. there are seemingly just as many questions. our report tonight from nbc's jim meceda.
>> reporter: prince william and his princess to be kate , or will it be catherine? the wedding, like the devil, is in the details. but a royal wedding ? even the most mundane details are the focus of worldwide speculation. where will it be, at st. paul's? or the more modest westminister abby , even of print sell elizabeth's nuptials 63 years ago.
>> it's going to be somebody to do with westminister where royal weddings have happened. but maybe something more personal and private.
>> reporter: some say church bells will ring in mey, others as late as august. and the dress. there's kate 's favorite designer, or perhaps someone british. much is at stake.
>> i think it will have a huge impact on weddings to follow.
>> reporter: even a scaled down wedding will be expensive. the cost shared by taxpayers. that's worrying many in these tough times.
>> i'm happy for them as a couple. but i also don't like funding them, really. and their lifestyles.
>> reporter: a spokesman says buckingham palace will contribute, too. but taxpayers are likely to foot the bill for security. in what could be one of the biggest british police operations ever, as many as 2 million spectators are expected to flood the capital of london for what could be a wedding bonanza. these plates, $50 each. there is seen a run on these knockoffs of kate 's engagement ring , the one once worn by diana. kit and williams' wedding could generate as much as a billion dollars and a ton of pride.