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23:22  04 january  2018
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle posing for the camera© Getty Images They’re getting a lifetime (hopefully) of love and commitment, and the beginnings of a new royal family, but the biggest winners when it comes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding will be British businesses.

The wedding looks set to bring in a hefty $1 billion to the UK economy, according to experts.

The Office for National Statistics recorded that for the wedding of William and Kate in April 2011 there was an increase of 350,000 visitors to the UK compared to the same month the year before, and business valuation consultancy Brand Finance predicted a similar surge in May when Harry and Meghan tie the knot.

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"We think approximately 200 million pounds (around $350 million) will come in from tourism, travel, hotels," the company's chief executive David Haigh told Reuters.

"About 150 million pounds ($250 million) would be spent on people having parties and celebrating with 50 million ($86 million) coming from people buying T-shirts, hats and other commemorative items," he said.

  Harry and Meghan's wedding jackpot © Getty Images "The wedding would also be worth about 100 million pounds (around $175 million) in free advertising for Britain around the world," he said.

Businesses in Windsor are already feeling the excitement of a royal celebration, with Harry, 33, one of the most popular members of the British royal family.

a clock tower in front of a building© Getty Images "It's going to be a massive boost for the economy, it's going to be great to see so many people here for the wedding and actually to host the wedding itself," said Andrew Lee, manager of the Harte and Garter hotel opposite Windsor Castle.

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Right back at ya, Meghan and Harry ! The happy couple also returned to the stairs of Windsor Castle for an intimate black-and-white photo sporting their wedding -day finery and yep, wedding bands.

But it may be hard to experience the tourism boom first hand. Hotels and B&Bs in Windsor are already reporting no vacancy rates, with sites like Trip Advisor, Expedia and already showing little to no accommodation available for the weekend May 18 to 20 in Windsor.

And according to, 98 percent of hotel rooms in Windsor are already booked for that weekend.

The website states four-star properties located near the chapel are all completely booked.

  Harry and Meghan's wedding jackpot © AAP Photo British tourism bosses are already predicting 2018 to be a bumper year for the industry. VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, estimates that 41.7 million visits from overseas will be made to the United Kingdom in 2018, generating 26.9 billion pounds in the process.

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