The wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle can increase British GDP by $ 1.4 billion.
About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine” with reference to the British consulting company Brand Finance.
The main source of additional income is tourism — the costs of accommodation, transport and other services. Monthly UK takes 3 million tourists. If the monthly flow of tourists will increase at least 3%, as it was in 2011 in connection with the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the GDP growth will amount to 300 million pounds.
A further 300 million pounds in the UK can earn free advertising in the world in connection with the wedding.
The initial estimate of GDP growth was much lower, at around 500 million pounds.
Trade and restaurant business will make a contribution to economic growth. As shown by recent public opinion polls, wedding interested in 40% of Britons, or about 25 million people. If we assume that everyone will spend at least 10 pounds more than usual, you’ll get an impressive amount of 250 million pounds.
The fashion industry will benefit in the event another 150 million pounds. Model green dress, which Meghan Markle in April, met the Australian Prime Minister, sold out within a few hours, writes The Sun.
50 million pounds will be selling Souvenirs-magnets, stamps and mugs with a picture of a couple, says managing Director of Brand Finance Richard Hague.
The wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Megan Markle will be held in the chapel of St. George in the territory of Windsor castle.
Brand Finance believes the monarchy is the most expensive “brand” of the UK, estimating its 67 billion pounds. Its annual contribution to the UK economy amounted to nearly 1.8 billion pounds.
Note, Meghan Markle after the wedding there will be more to work on projects on gender equality or with the UN or with other organizations. Instead, she will devote himself to charitable activities in the capacity of a member of the Royal family. It is also planned that Megan will become the fourth patron of the charity organization the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. After the wedding, the couple will live at Nottingham cottage, the residence of Prince Harry in Kensington Palace. There are apartments of Prince William.