A guest at the royal wedding who decided to sell her gift bag from the event has made £21,400.
31-year-old Claire Oliver, was one of the 1,200 non-VIPs invited to spend the day outside St George’s Chapel as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married on Saturday. She is from Cambridge but lives in south-east London and works in HR for Troup Bywaters, an engineering group heavily involved in offering apprenticeships to get more young people in work – a cause close to Harry’s heart.
On the day of the wedding, she filmed herself twirling with joy in the grounds of St. George Chapel and tweeted: “I got to watch the royal wedding right outside Windsor Castle in this amazing setting. Such an amazing day #Golden ticket #Royal connections.”
Hours after the wedding, she posted her free commemorative gift bag on eBay. She has now gotten a buyer who bought it for £21,400.
The canvas bags inscribed with the Harry and Meghan’s initials contained a souvenir wedding order of service and welcome letter from Meghan and Harry, other freebies included a bottle of Windsor Castle water, a giant chocolate coin, a tin of shortbread and a voucher for 20 per cent off in the castle shop.