I seem to be focusing on some absurd wealth extravangances so here is another. The royal wedding of William and Kate Middleton cost a reported $34,000,000 but here is the most expensive of all time:
Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had a 20,000-seat stadium specially built for his 7 day wedding to Princess Salama. The couple got married in 1981. They swhould only be happy and healthy together.
This wedding cost $100 million! This was in 1981 so the cost today would probably be about double, a mere bag of shells as Jackie Gleason would say.
The sheikh visited every town in the emirate by horseback during that week, and fed them all.