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Royal wedding guests sell gift bags online

Several auctions popped up on eBay, with one listing even reaching more than £1,000.

Some gift bags from the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been put online for sale.

Several auctions popped up on eBay, with one listing even reaching more than £1,000.

The gift bags were given to members of the public who were invited to share in the couple’s big day on May 19 in the grounds of Windsor Castle, but not the 600 chapel guests.

The seller of one listing, which reached £1,020,00, wrote they had received “this Wonderful gift bag for guests”, and added: “I forgot to mention all money raised will go to charity.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan after the wedding (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Prized contents included an order of service, large chocolate Harry and Meghan coin, fridge magnet for the wedding, map of the castle and where to go, bottle of water, special guest badge, discount card, Harry and Meghan wedding shortbread and finally the hessian bag itself, they said.

Another seller, who so far had a bid of £458, described it as a “piece of history and Royal Wedding memorabilia given to celebrate a very special day”.

They said they were selling their “goody bag for ‘golden ticket’ guests invited to the Royal Wedding”.

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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