FINANCIAL trouble hit the royal wedding today with calls for Buckingham Palace to contribute to the cost of policing Saturday's event.
The wedding was put back by 24 hours to enable the Prince of Wales to travel to Rome for Pope John Paul II's funeral on Friday.
His marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles will now take place at 12.30pm on Saturday instead.
The move has disrupted the racing world with Aintree organisers deciding to delay the start of the world famous Grand National by 25 minutes to 4.10pm.
The postponement of the wedding has also caused a considerable headache for those trying to police the event in Windsor, with many officers having to work when they would otherwise have been on a day off.