The Royal Family, who exist primarily to own land and outlive other heads of state, threw a massive party this weekend. There were military uniforms, horses, and a gospel choir singing “Stand By Me.” There were also gift bags. Which are now going on eBay for hundreds of pounds.
Normally a gift bag going for that much would make you think of those ones rich people receive at the Oscars full of diamonds and iPhones. The gift bag from Harry and Megan’s wedding is not that plush.
Instead Oprah, Serena Williams, Idris Elba, and Amal Clooney’s husband received a bottle of water, shortbread, a picture of the couple, 20 per cent off coupon to the Windsor online gift store, a fridge magnet, and a giant commemorative chocolate coin. That’s not even a good gift bag by traditional wedding standards, let alone ROYAL wedding standards. I mean sure, the image of David Beckham gnawing on a chocolate coin as big as his fist is a delight, but where are the tiny bottles of booze! The hangover cure kit! The keychains! Where is the t-shirt with an ironed on picture of their faces?
One bag has already gone for well over £800 on eBay, but another is still available for the low, low price of £686 (but rising fast). While you might assume these are being listed by those land rich money poor aristocracy Downton Abbey warned us about, there were, according to The Cut, over 1,200 members of the general public who received the bag as well. So provided they didn’t go H.A.M. on the shortbread one wouldn’t be surprised to see a few more bags pop up online over the coming days. [The Cut]