Royal Wedding Guests Are Auctioning Off Their Gift Bags

We all love a good wedding, don't we? In fact, almost two billion people sat down to watch the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle last weekend. The ceremony was beautiful, elegant, and captivating, welcoming Meghan into the Royal Family as the first bi-racial Duchess of Sussex.

While the weddings we've attended have been a little more low-key, there's nothing quite like receiving a little bag of favors, is there? It looks like the elite guest list featuring the likes of Amal and George Clooney love a goody bag too - but apparently, some would rather have cash instead.

via people.com


The Duke and Duchess invited 600 people to attend their wedding inside St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, and also handpicked a further 1,200 members of the public from their various charity ventures to gather outside of the building for a front row seat.

Those outside were also given a special gift bag full of keepsakes to commemorate the occasion, which included a cold wrapped chocolate coin marked with the bride and groom's initials, a water bottle, shortbread, and a magnet with the wedding date. Rather than keep hold of these and treasure them forever, some have decided to cash in on the wedding hype and put them on eBay instead.

One seller is looking for over $2,000 dollars for their beautifully crafted hessian bag. One of the guests spoke to people about the excitement of the day, exclaiming that it was a fabulous event made better by the goodie bag that came complete with an order of service for the wedding. According to Kensington Palace, both Meghan and Harry felt it was important to make the public a big part of their nuptials, wanting them to feel as if they were really involved in the historic occasion too.

The crowd outside of the chapel were clearly in high spirits on the day, letting out a big cheer when the pair were announced husband and wife, and an even bigger one when they emerged onto the steps to share their first kiss as a married couple. They may have taken home gift bags, but they also took home memories - thankfully, there doesn't seem to be a marketplace for those yet.



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