Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Royal wedding GDP boost
As Vanity Fair predicted, 2011 was always the favourite year for a royal wedding; competing with both the Jubilee and the Olympics in 2012 would have been just too much. The potential for a boost to GDP is also handy; nice to see the Family doing their bit, Ma'am. Sweden found that Princess Victoria's recent wedding increased GDP by some 5bn Crowns, against a direct cost of 20m Crowns. Not bad. Lets hope St James' gets its act together on image licensing and IPR protection, or the pound shops will be filled with the most appalling Chinese-made miniature manikins of Waity Katy and Big Will next Easter.