British luxury gift manufacturer Halcyon Days is expecting to see an increase in sales thanks to the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle due to high demand for merchandise to commemorate the event.
The wedding that is taking place in May at Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle home is set to increase Halcyon Days’ sales by 10 to 15 percent. Prince Harry and Meghan’s special day could also boost the UK economy as a whole by as much as £1 billion pounds.
Halcyon Days’ Chief Executive, Pamela Harper, said: “There’s a huge opportunity for us to merchandise product around events like this.
“You know I think it’s there for all to see how important, joyous, national events like this can bring very good things to the life of the nation whether that’s in the tourism industry, or for hotels, restaurants, hospitality, or for small businesses like ours.”
The Halcyon Days ceramic factory is in Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Central England, is famed for its pottery, porcelains and bone china. The firm is currently busy manufacturing a range of mugs, plates and teapots to commemorate the Royal wedding.
Halcyon Days is one of only 14 to hold royal warrants. This is a certificate for providing goods and services to the royal households from the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
Pamela Harper said: “It’s part and parcel of who we are. There’s been a huge amount of interest in the wedding. It’s absolutely really positive for the economy as a whole.”
The engagement was announced last November, and since then there has been huge media attention on the couple as well as a huge buzz of excitement among the public. This was no surprise since Harry, fifth-in-line to the throne, is one of the most popular members of the Royal family and Meghan being a well-known US actress, best known for her role in TV drama Suits.