Cheeky Royal Wedding Guests Well Gift Bags Online For Up To £1,000

Cheeky guests invited to the royal wedding have been caught selling their free commemorative gift bags on eBay for up to £1,000.

The gift bags were handed out to 'community champions' invited by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and contained a souvenir wedding order of service, a welcome letter from Meghan and Harry and other goodies such as a giant chocolate coin, a tin of shortbread and a voucher for 20 per cent off in the castle shop.

The canvas bags inscribed with Harry and Meghan's initials were given to 1,200 non-VIP guests, however according to the Daily Mail at least 25 of them are now being auctioned online.


Community champions arrived at around 9am to watch the VIP guests, including the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles as well as high brow celebs such as the Beckhams, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey arrive for the ceremony.

Shortly after the wedding, dozens of the gift bags were spotted online with the most expensive bag receiving bids as high as £1,020 according to the Daily Mail.


It seems like some of the sellers had even planned to auction the goody bag off in advance as they'd taken lovely pictures of the bag in front of St George's Chapel to make sure eBay users knew it was the real deal.

One of the sellers wrote: "Buy a piece of history and memorabilia to celebrate a momentous special day for Britain's and the royal family."


Another boasted: "I'm happy to send the gift bag internationally if your happy to cover the postage."

Don't think that's quite what Harry and Meghan had in mind...

Featured Image Credit: PA Images/eBay

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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