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Given the hierarchy of the guest list and the sheer amount of planning involved, the Winklemans were delighted when Marie Christine, Prince Michael’s 45-year-old wife, offered to organise the wedding.
According to those involved with the planning of the event, nearly half the budget was spent securing the venue.‘Marie Christine refers to the £40,000 as the miserable little budget,’ says a source close to the Kents.
One told The Mail on Sunday: ‘We all feel terribly sorry for Sophie because she is such a sweet girl and none of this is her fault.‘She gets on well with her mother-in-law, who she calls Ma’am, although there was a bit of a dispute over the wedding presents.
Marie Christine thought the idea of a list was vulgar and suggested that Freddie and Sophie ask guests for pieces of art so they can start a collection.
Marie Christine has told friends there was not enough money for a wedding planner.
The truth is that Freddie and Sophie’s big day is currently ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ over budget, while they are also well over the venue’s permitted capacity.
Following the late-afternoon service in The Chapel Royal, the groom’s father, Prince Michael of Kent, who is the Queen’s cousin, will lead the line-up at the reception accompanied by his wife, Princess Michael of Kent.