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>> This year's royal wedding could bring more than just joy for the happy couple. Analysts predict that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials could be worth at least 500 million pounds for the British economy. That's nearly $670 million US. Since the couple announced they're to marry in the picturesque town of Windsor, west of London, local businesses have been eyeing up the royal occasion.
>> We're all really excited, both myself, the staff. Local people of Windsor are really, really excited. So we're all looking forward to it. It's gonna massive boost to the economy. It's gonna be great to see so many people here for the wedding and actually to host the wedding itself.
>> Harry and Meghan souvenirs have adorned shops since the announcement. Financial consultancy firm Brand Finance estimate 50 million pounds or $66 million US could come from merchandise sales alone. But the bulk of the boom will come from tourism with the wedding expected to draw an international crowd. When Harry's brother, the Duke of Cambridge wed in 2011, the UK saw an extra 350,000 people visit, compared to the same month in previous years.
Brand Finance estimates a 200 million pound tourism bonus from this wedding, or $267 million US. The couple will marry in the Gothic St. George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, May 19th.