The Royal Wedding crashers

As the 'big day' approaches, we look at whether the Royal Wedding is a missed opportunity for the licensing industry
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We love a good wedding in the UK, the bigger and more over the top the better – as underlined by the success of Channel 4’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. And, although we’re unlikely to see Kate Middleton walking down the aisle at Westminster Abbey on April 29th in a huge pink meringue dress (which lights up with hidden fluorescent butterflies), the global TV audience for her marriage to Prince William is predicted to exceed 2.5 billion.

Retail analyst Verdict has estimated that sales of wedding-related merchandise could top £26 million in the UK, and this figure isn’t entirely surprising given the sheer amount of product which will be available.

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