Like any major royal announcement, news of Prince Harry’s engagement is the equivalent of a starting gun that will see millions of words being written about him and his new fiancé, and the marketing departments in hundreds of companies scrambling to see how they can turn it to their commercial advantage.
The clear winners so far? Probably the hotel owners in Windsor who, if their hotels aren’t fully booked already (the wedding will take place in Windsor Castle for those readers who have just returned from a trip to the moon), will now be working out by how much they can raise their room hire rates before next May.
The travel industry is just one of many hoping to cash in on the Royal Wedding, particularly those hoping that the newlyweds will choose their location for the honeymoon. Two national newspapers have already published their forecasts and their lists tell us as much about their readers as it does about the newspapers.
The Daily Telegraph’s list is made up of the following places:
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror’s list looks like this:
What these two lists also tell us is that the newspapers have as much of an idea as we do.