The #marriage between #Prince Harry and #Meghan Markle has been likened to a Cinderella-like fairytale wedding because he is indeed a prince and she is a commoner, an actress of Hollywood. Observers have forecast a change in fortune for Britain because of this alliance.

According to Forbes, the wedding scheduled for May 19 could mean the addition of millions to the British economy in the form of earnings from tourism and travel. These will be exploited by associated branches like restaurants and hotels. There will also be huge potentials to make money through the sale of memorabilia like T-shirts, hats, banners and other commemorative merchandise.

It may be recalled that the marriage of Prince William and Kate, which also was one between a prince and a commoner, witnessed an appreciable surge in tourism. The Harry-Meghan marriage could surpass those figures.

Meghan Markle is a trendsetter

In the opinion of experts, 36-year-old Meghan Markle has become a trendsetter. She has come into limelight only recently and has already won the hearts of the people. Her weakness for anything Canadian is common knowledge. It seems a specific brand she wore during her engagement announcement with Prince Harry sold out in no time. Obviously, what she chooses to wear or the brands she decides to patronize will find ready takers.

Meghan and Harry went to Monte Carlo to celebrate the New Year with their friends. Needless to say, she will have to reinvent herself in order to merge into the role of a British Royal.

She has apparently won over the queen who broke protocol by inviting Meghan to the traditional Christmas celebration. Incidentally, this marriage will certainly be different to that of Kate’s because Meghan is a bi-racial and also a divorced Hollywood actress.

The future for Meghan

Meghan Markle is a citizen of the United States. After her marriage to Prince Harry, she will gain a royal status which is bound to have a positive effect on various aspects of British-U.S. relations. The marriage will mean the beginning of a new chapter in her life because she will be ending her acting career to embrace a new lifestyle. She will have to brush up on royal etiquettes and her training as a professional actress should help her to transform from a commoner to a member of the royal family.

There was some confusion over who will walk the bride down the aisle on the big day. Sky News reports that the matter has been sorted out and Meghan’s father will perform the duty. Her half-sister Samantha has confirmed that he will give her way.