The countdown is on to the hugely anticipated royal wedding after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their May 19 date, but amidst the flurry of romance around the dress and the ceremony, it looks like the Queen might be looking at the event with a little more business savvy than most.
With interest in her grandson Prince Harry and his Suits star fiancée at an all-time high, the gift shop at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk has wasted no time in giving the people what they want.
And what the people want is commemorative spoons, magnets and mugs.
The Queen's estate is set to profit from sales of royal wedding merchandise. Photo: Getty
Harry and Meghan officially confirmed their wedding date – and the world is counting down. Photo: Getty
In souvenir scenes reminiscent of when Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, royal fans have been clamouring to fork out for mementos of the exciting time.
Metro claims four shelves at the Sandringham estate shop have been cleared especially for Prince Harry and Meghan memorabilia, with a mug costing $12, and a spoon setting you back $9.
What better way to celebrate the royal wedding than with some official merchandise? Photo: Getty
With all profits going back into the estate, the merch is also available at the Kensington Palace shop, with more expected to be sold at Windsor Castle – where Harry and Meghan will tie the knot.
The merch isn't cheap – and all profits go back to the Queen's estate. Photo: Getty
“It's tacky but clever,” Ingrid Seward of Majesty Magazine told the Daily Mail.
“They are cashing in but the way they see it everyone else is doing it.”
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