One Royal Wedding Guest Sold Her Gift Bag on eBay for $28,000

Who's buying it for me?

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If you're lucky enough to be one of the 1,200 members of the public invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding (opens in new tab), you'd want to keep the gift bag, right? (I, a professional hoarder, would personally never part with it.) Well, that's not the case for one woman who sold her official royal gift bag on eBay for $28,000. Excuse me while my jaw drops.

According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), a few hours after the ceremony, a 31-year-old woman from Cambridge who works in HR posted her coveted gift bag on eBay. The canvas bag she received at the wedding, embroidered with Harry and Meghan's initials, reportedly included (opens in new tab) a fridge magnet, branded chocolate, shortbread, and a bottle of Windsor Castle water. Windsor Castle water (!!!), how dare she give that up?!

Water, Drink, Drinking water,

The gift bags that launched a thousand eBay sales.

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On the day of the wedding she reportedly tweeted (opens in new tab), "I got to watch the royal wedding right outside Windsor Castle in this amazing setting. Such an amazing day #GoldenTicket #RoyalConnections." (Her Twitter account has since become undiscoverable.)

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The only remaining question I have: What will she spend the money on?

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