While the impending birth of the newest heir to the British throne is a momentously joyful event, marking the next stage in the legacy of the royal crown. In response, the citizenry is estimated to spend approximately E240m on merchandise to mark the occasion.
Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, are expecting their first child, which will be third in the royal succession line. In much the same manner society rushed to mimic the actions of Princess Diana when she became “with child,” British citizens are flocking to copy Kate’s style of maternity dress and are outfitting their own children with similar items and fashions to that of the royal couple.
Nothing, it seems, is off the table, as it relates to commemorative items marking the royal day of birth. Everything from china to clothing is currently being peddled, in response to the merchandise outcry.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents are all making waves with the sale of royal, baby-related items. Some of which are available at royal estates, such as Highgrove.
The influx of sales may do more than bolster the British economy. It is also being hailed as a means to unite the people.
SOURCES – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10125704/Brits-to-spend-243m-celebrating-birth-of-Royal-baby.html