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The Richest Royal Wedding Invitees

On April 29, 2011, millions of people across the world will watch Prince William wed his long term girlfriend and college sweetheart, Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.

William and Catherine (as she will be known officially) have urged that the ceremony reflects these recessionary times and avoids being overly "lavish," but with a guest list boasting royalty, oligarchs and celebrities, their nuptials will be celebrated by some of the wealthiest people in the world — for whom being "lavish" is a way of life.

Although the official guest list has not been made public and will remain a secret until the big day, the guests listed here are the richest that are expected to be in attendance, according to a number of British publications and websites.

So, who is expected to be the richest in attendance at the royal wedding? Click ahead to find out.

By Antonya Allen
Posted 20 April 2011

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