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What would you pay to be a guest at the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William?

April 22, 2011 | 10:05 am

Kate Middleton and Prince William on a wedding cake. Would you buy a ticket to the royal wedding? And if you could, how much would you pay to be a guest?

The nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William would, after all, be a chance to not only hang in the company of royalty, but to hobnob with posh society types, perhaps including Victoria and David Beckham, Guy Ritchie and Rowan Atkinson. Not to mention entertainment expected from James Blunt and Elton John.

Sure, invites aren't for sale, and we imagine gate-crashing would be hard even for someone with Michaele Salahi's skills -- but dreaming is cheap. 

Considering the entertainment value of heading to a big-ticket Lakers game (face value up to $900) or maybe catching a 3-D flick at the Arclight Hollywood ($19.50 for an adult on a Friday night), what would be a fair price for entry April 29 into Westminster Abbey and the Buckingham Palace reception to follow? Let's assume that concessions -- think champagne and appetizers -- are included in the price of a royal ducat. That can't cost much more than popcorn and a soda at most L.A. venues.

Tells us in the comments what a ticket would be worth to you and why. Or, perhaps, why not.

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-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: A cake featuring figurines of Prince William and Kate Middleton is displayed in London at an exhibition of royal wedding cakes on Thursday. Credit: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

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