*Have you taken a look at eBay since Saturday? Saturday, you ask? Yes. Saturday. The day the world stopped and more Americans than Brits watched the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle; making them, officially, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Back to eBay.
Word is guests at the wedding are selling their goody bags (Dang, they had goody bags, like at an awards show?) online for as much as $10,000. What guests are these? I mean, we know people like Oprah, Serena Williams, James Corden, the Clooneys, Idris Elba and folks of that ilk attended. THEY wouldn’t need, or even want, to sell something so priceless. I mean considering where it came from.
But then again, maybe it was Janina Gavanka, the bride’s actress friend. The one who wrote on Instagram that no designer wanted to dress her. She looked adorable in the vintage outfit she finally choose.
Nah, it was none of them, actually. As it turns out, a select group of the general public — 2600 of them to be exact — were invited to stand outside of Windsor Castle on Saturday to watch the wedding up close and personal. They got to see guests arrive and even witnessed the first kiss between the couple.
But don’t think these bags contained the same glitz as those awards show bags I mentioned earlier.
Nah again, and apparently, the folks who bought them didn’t mind. The bags were brown and blue, and contained the wedding program, a box of shortbread cookies, a large chocolate coin, a fridge magnet, a bottle of water and a 20% discount voucher for the Windsor Castle gift shop.
According to CNN Money, as of Tuesday several of the bags had sold, fetching up to £7,900 ($10,600). Bidding on others was still active, with the top bid surpassing £27,000 ($36,260).
The brown and blue bags contained the wedding program, a box of shortbread cookies, a large chocolate coin, a fridge magnet, a bottle of water and a 20% discount voucher for the Windsor Castle gift shop.
And if you’re wondering who this “select group” of people are, and why they were chosen, according to Kensington Palace…
…the guests were a mixture of people representing charities the royal couple supports, pupils from local schools, Windsor community members, the royal household staff, as well as members of the public who have shown strong leadership and have served their communities.
Yep, sounds about right. All people who can definitely use $10,000. Irregardless of where it came from.
P.S. I would’ve kept the program though. But then again…
Sign me #aintmadatcha!