Royal Wedding By The Numbers

Rowers of the royal sloop 'Vasaorden' arrive at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday June 18, 2010, during the rehearsal for the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. AP Photo/Scanpix/Soeren Andersson)

Rowers of the royal sloop 'Vasaorden' arrive at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday June 18, 2010, during the rehearsal for the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. (AP Photo/Scanpix/Soeren Andersson)

(CBS) Today's royal wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria to her personal trainer, Daniel Westling, is no ordinary affair.

The event, which includes a ceremony at Stockholm Cathedral, a procession in an open carriage through city streets, a barge trip across the harbor and a banquet for more than 950 at the Royal Palace, is expected to cost $2.3 million. Half will be paid by the Swedish government and half by the bride's father, King Carl Gustaf.

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There are a lot of other numbers that go into that sum and here are a few of them being mentioned in Swedish press reports:

5,000: The number of military troops taking parade in a parade through city streets.

40,000: The number of flowers ( roses, carnations, lilies and hydrangea) imported from Colombia.

200,000: The number of people expected to line the streets as the bride and groom's open carriage passes by.

18: The number of fighter jets taking part in the planned flyover.

85: The number of Volvos leased by the royal family to transport wedding guests around town.

500 million:The number of people expected to watch the wedding ceremony as it is aired live on Swedish TV.

17: The number of bands expected to play in the parade.

2,300: The number of journalists expected to cover the wedding and related events.

950: The approximate number of guests for the royal banquet at the Palace that will follow the cathedral wedding.

80: The number of police horses that will be used in the Swedish capital that day.

2,000: The number of police officers expected on wedding duty that day.

18: The number of crew members needed to row the royal barge across Stockholm harbor.

8: The number of years the bride and groom have been dating.

  • Mary-Jayne McKay

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