The upcoming marriage of Britain’s Prince Harry to America’s actress, Meghan Markle has sparked a new trend as travel agencies see a rise in Americans visiting Great Britain.
A quick poll compiled by one of the USA’s biggest travel agency organizations, Travel Leaders Network, has revealed an increase in travel from America to Great Britain. It is said that American visitors to the country have always shown a keen interest in attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye, but now they are more interested in seeing other sights that surround the monarchy and royal wedding.
Visitors are expected to ride the route of the royal couple, from St. George’s Chapel, down Castle Hill, through Windsor Town, and to Long Walk. A romantic route that can be traveled in a horse-drawn carriage. Other related attractions include the art and architecture of Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, Diana’s Fashion Sense gallery and Warwick Castle.
The information comes from the 52,000 travel agents of Travel Leaders Network who annually assist millions of business and leisure travelers in 135,000 worldwide destinations. Over the last decade, it is said that the travel industry has flourished due to more advanced technology and a demand for a personal, knowledgeable service.
For those not visiting London for the wedding, fashion brand Simply Be launched a free printable party pack. The pack includes everything from invitations to recipes for a royal lemon and elderflower cake, to celebrate the big day in true British style, with the added possibility of raising money for one of the seven charities selected by Harry and Meghan.
Simply Be is a British fashion company which started out in 1999. The royal wedding comes at a time when the company is rebranding to adapt to the USA market, for women sizes 6-32. Their new bridal range is modeled by Erica Lauren, a Meghan Markle look-a-like.
The royal wedding is set to take place on Saturday 19th May 2018. Thousands of visitors are expected to line the streets around Windsor Castle.