rince Harry and Meghan Markle are returning nearly $10 million worth of wedding gifts.
The Royal Family rules are explicit about the appearance of influence-peddling. A panel inside the Palace decided which gifts the Royal Couple could keep and which had to be returned or donated to charities.
Hundreds of companies loaded Meghan with freebies in hopes they’d get free publicity. In England, they call it the “Markle Sparkle” effect. Clothing, shoes, and accessories sell out the same day she wears a fashion designer.
Prince Harry and Meghan named seven charities they wished friends would donate to. They also established a private wedding registry for family and close associates. As if she needed a gravy boat, toaster oven and crockpot. (Daily Mail)