Twelve hundred members of the public were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
Each one who attended received a monogrammed gift bag filled with commemorative party favours.
Get it on eBay
Not a week passed after the wedding before those commemorative bags started turning up on eBay. In fact, on Monday, just two days after the wedding, there were at least four listings of the gift bags on the online auction site.
The sellers were certainly right that they would find interested buyers. At the time this article was written, most of the bags had already reached well beyond mid-week’s £750.00 GBP and £1,500. In fact, there was at least one listing for £75,100.00 GBP.
In the case of that astoundingly high bid, the bag itself is admittedly not perfect, having been described as having “a tiny pull on the front side, a manufacturing flaw.”
The contents of the bag are simple enough. In other circumstances, they certainly wouldn’t be worth a sizeable down payment on a nice home. That said, the complete set is absolutely limited edition from one of the largest international celebratory events of this year.
Each bag includes the gift bag itself, a 500 ml bottle of “Windsor Castle Still Spring Water,” a 90g gold-colour foil-wrapped Royal Wedding 2018 Belgian milk chocolate coin, featuring the couple’s embossed initials, a 45g package of Harry & Meghan Traditional Handbag shortbread biscuits, a Royal Wedding commemorative magnet, and a 20 percent off coupon for an order at the royalcollectionshop.co.uk.
How Many Bags?
A report from the Daily Mail counted at least 25 bags listed for bidding on eBay. By then, one had already sold for £1,020 GBP. Far less than the remaining one at about fifty five times that price, but still an impressive sum for a wedding goody bag.
The buyers of the Royal Wedding gift bags have not yet been identified as their information is kept anonymous to the public when using eBay. Only the seller is informed of the name and mailing address of the recipient who, in most cases, will receive a carefully bubble wrapped package in the near future.