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Attendees auction Royal wedding souvenirs on eBay

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A group of 1,200 non-VIPs invited to the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday have started to sell off the wedding souvenirs they got on eBay.

The non-VIPs were called “community champions” and they are selling the free royal wedding commemorative gift bags on eBay for £400 or more.

The canvas bags inscribed with the couple’s initials were given to the 1,200 non-VIPs invited to spend the day outside St George’s Chapel on Saturday, but MailOnline has found at least 25 of the gift packs are now being auctioned for between £25 and £420.

Along with a souvenir wedding order of service and welcome letter from Meghan and Harry, other freebies included a bottle of Windsor Castle water, a giant chocolate coin, a tin of shortbread and a voucher for 20 per cent off in the castle shop.

These guests arrived at 9am to see 600 VIPs, including the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles as well as the Clooneys, the Beckhams, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey turn up for the A-list wedding of the decade.

And as 120,000 well-wishers fought for space outside the castle, these privileged 1,200 were able to get great views of the newlyweds as they kissed outside the chapel and paraded past in the royal Ascot Landau carriage.

But within hours of the event finishing dozens of their free hessian gift bags were being auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Souvenir bags given to 1,200 non-VIPs invited to the royal wedding.

Many of the sellers had clearly planned to do it in advance because they photographed the items outside St George’s Chapel to ensure they looked genuine on eBay.

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