It's been months since royal brides Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie said their "I do's," but their weddings are still making headlines.
According to the Royal Collection Trust via Hello! magazine, the royal wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, and the nuptials of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018, brought in a record number of visitors to Britain. So many, in fact, that the two royal brides actually made history.
Both royal weddings took place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, which experienced its highest-ever attendance of visitors over the last year. Exactly 1,744,108 visitors made the pilgrimage to Windsor last year. (Thank God they didn't all need table settings at the receptions, though.)
The Royal Collection Trust also revealed another record-breaking first for the royal family. The trust, which manages the royal palaces, residences, art collections and runs the sale of official royal family merchandise, experienced record sales last year, up £3.5 million (about $4.5 million) from the year before. Goods commemorating the two royal weddings, plus the birth of Prince Louis and the Prince Charles’s 70th birthday, all helped contribute to the record-smashing year.
So, will 2019 continue to raise the bar without any major royal weddings (sorry, Lady Gabriella)?
If little Archie has anything to do with it, the answer is a resounding "aye."