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If You Look Like Prince Harry Or Meghan Markle You Could Become Rich

If You Look Like Prince Harry Or Meghan Markle You Could Become Rich

Look a bit like Harry or Meghan? We've got a job opportunity for you. 60/40 split obviously.

So, you might not have heard yet, but there is going to be a royal wedding this year. Yes, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018 and (nearly) everyone has gotten pretty excited about it.

There'll be t-shirts, miniature flags, and presumably a whole load of commemorative plates - the usual sort of stuff that comes along with these things.

Meghan Markle Shows Off Her Ring. Credit: PA
Meghan Markle Shows Off Her Ring. Credit: PA
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Some people are so obsessed with Meghan Markle that she has become a fashion icon overnight, with basically any item of clothing that she has ever worn selling out of all stock in minutes.

One report from business consultancy Brand Finance reckons that Meghan and Harry's wedding could be worth anywhere up to £500 million ($677m) to the British economy.

Some estimates reckon she could have an even bigger impact than what Newsweek called 'The Kate Effect' in 2012 to describe the phenomenon of Kate Middleton generating around £725m ($1 billion) every year for the UK fashion industry.

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Well, enough has been written about the royal wedding and how much money it will make, and how great it is, so let's steer clear of that for a bit.

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There is money to be made even if you aren't in the fashion industry or the decorative 'Heghan' mug game. Consider this business opportunity - do you bear a passing resemblance to either Meghan or Harry? That's probably only relevant to quite a small number of people, but you could be quids in if that's you.

Helena Chard, casting director at Susan Scott's lookalikes explains: "The demand for lookalikes of the couple is starting to escalate and after the wedding in May it's set to boom."

One such lookalike is Sarah Mhlanga (who looks like Meghan, obviously). Now, the going rate for a Meghan lookalike is about £2,000 ($2,800) per day so it's safe to say her life has changed significantly.

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"When Prince Harry announced his engagement my life changed overnight," she says. "All of a sudden my husband and friends were telling me I resembled his bride-to-be but I had to google Meghan to see what all the fuss was about.

"I went from being a typical school-run mum to being stopped half a dozen times a day by strangers asking for selfies, or people on social media contacting me. I didn't plan to try lookalike work but I started getting contacted by lookalike agencies and journalists. Now I'm inundated with offers from around the world.

"I've been booked for bridal shows, modelling jobs and photoshoots. At first the shoots were daunting, as people adore Meghan and I don't want to disappoint."

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So, take a good long look in the mirror. No matter what you think about the royal wedding, if you've got the look it could be great for your bank balance.

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Topics: Celebrity, Royal Wedding, Interesting, UK Entertainment, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]