Peeks, of Christchurch, anticipates the upcoming royal wedding will be a great excuse for patriotic people to have a party and envisages a bumper boost to sales of red, white and blue bunting, union flags, and masks and cut-outs of the happy couple.
Prince Harry met the glamorous American actress on a blind date and after a whirlwind romance the engagement was announced in November.
On Saturday 19 May, the couple will marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle – the same day as the FA Cup final.
Nick Peek, MD of Peeks, said the 72-year-old family business has been supplying party goods to people since the end of the war and saw huge spikes in sales for recent royal events.
“Harry is a popular prince and indications are that there will be a lot of interest when he weds Meghan,” said Nick Peek. “As the bride is American we are also anticipating interest from across the pond and this puts an interesting new slant on things.”
He confirmed that pub and hotel chains are already putting in orders and other clubs and groups are planning events. “Individuals too will have parties and, while not on the scale of Prince William’s wedding, there are likely to be street parties as well,” said Nick Peek. “We are bringing in more products nearer the day which will have the couple’s names on and will be wedding-themed.
“We have plenty of union flag bunting and flags, face paint, table-ware and patriotic goods and the event will certainly give us healthy boost to sales.”
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