Tuesday 23 July 2019

Wedding guests sell gift bags online hours after Princess Eugenie and Jack Brookbank's ceremony

Big budget: Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Big budget: Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie makes her way to their car as she leaves Windsor Castle after their wedding for an evening reception at Royal Lodge on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
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Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field. Photo: Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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Happy couple: The official wedding photograph of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the White Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left to right) Back row: Thomas Brooksbank; Nicola Brooksbank; George Brooksbank; Princess Beatrice of York; Sarah, Duchess of York; The Duke of York. Middle row: Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge; The Queen; The Duke of Edinburgh; Maud Windsor; Louis De Givenchy; Front row: Theodora Williams; Mia Tindall; Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips. Photo: Alex Bramall/PA Wire
Cressida Bonas (left) after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Bridesmaids and page boys, including Princess Charlotte and Prince George, walk down the West Steps after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cara Delevingne after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pippa Middleton after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank take a carriage procession around Windsor following their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Philippa Matthews (Middleton) (C), James Middleton (CR), the siblings of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa's husband James Matthews (CL) arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (Matt Crossick/PA)
Ellie Goulding (left) arrives at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (R) arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP)VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor escorts the bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte (right), as they arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte falls on the steps, as the bridesmaids and page boys arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding

Ellie Cullen

Gift bags from the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have already been put online for sale.

Several auctions popped up on eBay just hours after the pair had tied the knot at St George's Chapel on Friday, some with asking prices of hundreds of pounds.

The burgundy fabric bags, embossed in gold with the letters E and J and the date and venue of the wedding, were given to the members of the public who had been invited inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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In this handout image provided by the Royal Communications, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by the Royal Communications, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)

Inside, the bags contained an order of service, a Windsor Castle chocolate coin, a commemorative fridge magnet, chocolate chip shortbread, a poncho and a can of natural spring water.

One seller, listing their goody bag for £50, described it as a "chance to buy your very own piece of British royal history and memorabilia".

Another, asking for bids of £200, said it was a "very rare collectors item for those who love the British Royal Family and British Royal Weddings".

Related: Revealed: The subtle nod to Princess Eugenie's Irish heritage contained in her wedding dress

Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Gift bags from the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May were also offered for sale online, with some auctions fetching more than £1,000.

At the time, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute said that such transactions are private sales between consumers, and as such are not covered by trading standards.

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