Here’s how brands across the spectrum tried to cash in on the royal engagement
Brands have been incredibly – and unsurprisingly – quick off the mark.
As the royal wedding news sends social media into a frenzy it’s clear people are excited – but none more so than brands trying to capitalise on it.
From venues and dresses to honeymoons and stag dos, it seems that brands with even the most fleeting of connections to royalty and weddings are hoping to align themselves with the royal couple.
Here’s a round-up of some of the more unusual offerings…
Airlines and travel sites really gave it a go.
Congratulations to Prince Harry and @meghanmarkle on their engagement! If you're looking for a lovely springtime Scottish honeymoon, keep us in mind! 💜— Flybe ✈ (@flybe) November 27, 2017
We're waiting for your Stag enquiry whenever you get a few minutes, Harry #PrinceHarry If you want our help in suggesting a few options, just send us your approximate budget and likely group size. We'll come back to you with a few choices.— StagForYou (@StagForYou) November 27, 2017
And jewellers did too.
A few places optimistically plugged their venues.
Congratulations 👏 to the Prince and Ms Markle.— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) November 27, 2017
Just a reminder, Welford Road is a brilliant destination to celebrate the big day and can cater for groups of all sizes.
Information on our Wedding Packages 💍 are available here ➡️ https://t.co/FVH9edXB85 https://t.co/Gu6q5kBd4u
Although some more optimistically than others it has to be said.
Congratulations to Prince Harry on his engagement to Meghan Markle 💍👑— The Donkey Sanctuary (@DonkeySanctuary) November 27, 2017
Wonder if they know they can get married at The Donkey Sanctuary?
Worth a shot... https://t.co/wVREXh2CTJ pic.twitter.com/iJsbwWX034
Aldi seemingly wasn’t trying to sell anything in particular.
While others very much knew just how much they could benefit.
*Eek* we love a Royal Wedding! 👑 Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement!— The Entertainer (@EntertainerToys) November 27, 2017
Now up to 50% off in our Disney Princess Sale!❤️❤️
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We hope the marriage is as long and happy as the Queen herself and Prince Philip.— Medina Publishing (@Medina_Books) November 27, 2017
Maybe Harry should read our quote book "Prince Philip: A Life of Wisdom" to get a quick recap on his grandparents marriage. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/ZBom5QfDii
Some top plugging there but, apologies Donkey Sanctuary, it’s probably safe to say that one was a bit of a long shot.