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British Businesses Hope To Cash In On Royal Wedding

"People like them," a London souvenir shop employee says of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. "They're a bit cool, aren't they?" And, he says, "For our business, they're absolutely essential."
Mike Drummond of the Red Bus souvenir shop. Most customers now, he says, are foreign tourists "showing a lot of interest" in Saturday's much-anticipated wedding in Windsor, England, of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Source: Alice Fordham

"We've got massive flags with Harry and Meghan on," says Mike Drummond of the Red Bus souvenir shop next to the iconic London Eye. A Union Jack with the royal couple's faces in the middle hangs high on the wall and is selling fast.

There are commemorative plates in buttercup yellow and curly gilding, selling for $16, presentation stand included. And there are gold and white-fringed bookmarks, kitchen towels and bargain key rings ($4 each).

"The most popular item is the mugs, the souvenir mugs. But we've got coasters, teaspoons, magnets, everything,"

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