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Guest's Royal Wedding gift bag up for sale on eBay for £10,000

The Royal Wedding gift bags.

Gift bags from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being auctioned online - with one bid from a Merthyr Tydfil seller reaching over £10,000.

Several auctions have popped up on eBay in the hours and days following Saturday's wedding.

Sellers have included pictures of the commemorative fridge magnet that is described as an "exclusive memento", a tube of Harry and Meghan wedding shortbread, bottle of water and large chocolate coin.

They were all included in a special hessian bag with the date and venue printed on the front.

One posting, listed at Merthyr Tydfil according to the eBay page, had received 55 offers by Tuesday morning.

The good bags were for guests invited to Winsdor Castle grounds. Credit: PA

The gift bags were given to members of the public who were invited to share in the couple's big day on May 19 in the grounds of Windsor Castle, but not the 600 chapel guests.

The seller of the bag listed as being in Merthyr wrote on eBay:

Buy a piece of history and memorabilia to celebrate a momentous special day for Britain’s and the royal family. I am selling my limited goody bag for guests of Royal wedding of Meghan and Harry 19th May 2018.

Official bag with full contents containing commemorative chocolate coin unopened sealed and in original condition, labelled spring water bottle unopened and sealed in original condition, royal wedding fridge magnet unopened in original packaging, the castle spectator badge and a tub of ‘handbag shortbread’ unopened as well as a marriage order of service booklet and a 20% off voucher of middle ward shop in Windsor castle.

Don’t miss out on this limited once in a life time opportunity to have a piece of royal history.

– eBay advert
The goody bag had attracted 55 bids by Tuesday morning. Credit: eBay

The seller of one listing, which reached £1,020,00, wrote they had received "this wonderful gift bag for guests", and added: "I forgot to mention all money raised will go to charity."

Another seller, who so far had a bid of £458, described it as a "piece of history and Royal Wedding memorabilia given to celebrate a very special day".

Hundreds of guests were invited to attend the couple's wedding. Credit: PA

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute said that such transactions are private sales between consumers, and as such are not covered by trading standards.