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His Royal Buy-Ness: reveals Prince Harry as ‘King’ of Purchasing Power

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He might be sixth in line to the throne, but has revealed that Prince Harry is Britain’s number one in the lead up to his wedding, with his bride-to-be not far behind.

The online marketplace, has seen nearly 12,000 Harry-related items sold in April – that’s 16 items an hour – with items ranging from tote bags to tea towels that celebrate the nation’s favourite Prince.

Indeed, while Brits still have a soft spot for favourite Kate, it seems that they have opened their arms and their wallets to welcome the soon to be Royal family member, with more than 6,000 Meghan related items bought in the last month, that’s almost eight purchases an hour – compared to just two Kate purchases an hour in the same time frame, with poor Wills trailing behind in last place with only one related item every hour in April.

eBay’s Royal Ranking

  1. Prince Harry
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Kate Middleton
  4. Prince William

But when it comes to sales, they’re certainly better together, with just ten days to go until Meghan meets Prince Harry down the aisle, the new royal duo have sparked an increase of almost 14,000 ‘royal wedding’ related items sold on in the last month – that’s almost 20 purchases an hour![1] In the last month alone, the online marketplace has seen sales for ‘Harry and Meghan’ related merchandise increase sevenfold[2], including everything from commemorative china to fairy cake toppers.[3]

Finally, despite the extensive collection of royal memorabilia available on-site, it appears Brits find any excuse for a celebration, as their first port of call is to prepare their homes for the wedding festivities, as the online marketplace saw almost 125,000 bunting related items sold in the last month – that’s a staggering three sold a minute!




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[1] All data taken from from 01.04.18-30.04.18 unless otherwise stated

[2] Data taken from eBay 03.04.18 – 03.05.18

[3] Data taken from 09.05.18