Here Are 6 People Making Bank Off The Royal Wedding This Week


With four weeks to go until Kate Middleton walks down the aisle, everyone’s trying to snatch a piece of the royal-wedding profits.

And when you’re not an official vendor (like the first person in our slideshow) — you have to get pretty creative to make money off the couple.

Which is exactly what everyone from the postal service to historians is doing.

High-end baker Fiona Cairns officially won the wedding cake contract.

She'll make a towering traditional, brandy-flavored fruitcake decorated with the couple's new monogram. But she'll have some competition from the groom's cake, a chocolate confection to be baked by British biscuit company McVitie's.

Comcast launched an entire channel devoted to wedding specials and coverage.

The online and on-demand 'Royal Wedding' channel combines BBC specials, London episodes of travel shows and Princess Diana retrospectives.

The Royal Mail will put the couple on limited-edition postage.

If you live in the UK, get ready for every wedding invitation you get this year to have the same stamp. The Royal Mail will release postage featuring the engagement portraits shot by Mario Testino.

The New England Historic Genealogy Society has a revelation to sell.

Yep. This ancestry research society just released 'The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton,' which claims that Middleton is a distant relative of George Washington's. The book is $29.95 (which we feel is a bizarrely confident price, but OK!)

Links London is giving away the earrings Middleton wore for her engagement portrait.

This one's not technically earning them money, but it's getting their website plenty of traffic: Links London will give one lucky girl the same pair of white topaz teardrop earrings Middleton was photographed in.

Author Alison Jackson promoted her book with an April Fool's stunt that captivated London.

Jackson, whose book 'Wills And Kate Up The Aisle' is a spoof of the royal event, commissioned two actors to impersonate the couple. (These impersonators look more like William and Middleton than the actors in the Lifetime movie).

Now check out the guys who can't get weddings right to save their life.

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