Meghan Markle might as well say “You’re welcome” to the British economy for the 8 figure windfall her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry will bring in.
Markle Sparkle is already in full effect when it comes to influencing fashion purchases.
The Line coat Markle wore during the royal engagement photo call caused such a shopping frenzy, the Canadian company’s website crashed after the brand was revealed.
Brand Finance is estimating the May 19th nuptials will bring anywhere from $677 to $680 million dollars into the British economy, from wedding tourism and souvenir merchandise.
But, if the Duchess of Cambridge is any example, the money will keep rolling in long after the wedding day.
Brands worn by Prince William’s bride still sell out once she has been photographed wearing them, amounting to approximately $205 million in sales in 2015 alone.
And don’t forget the kids!
Prince George and Princess Charlotte may be toddlers, but Brand Finance estimates their combined micro-fashion influence to be worth about $239 million.
Just wait until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have kids… That child will be setting trends straight out of the womb!