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With royal wedding tchotchkes, avoid the foreign transaction fees

Jeff Herman

You could celebrate the royal wedding all day Saturday: Start with Wedding Rings cereal, lunch on some Heck sweet ginger pork sausages, top off dinner with God Save the Cream ice cream (made in New York) and, later, tip a pint of Windsor Knot as a nightcap.

If you’re more of a casual Anglophile, you may have waited to nearly the last minute to purchase your memorabilia (some items are fairly bonkers) to mark Saturday’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

No matter how you will commemorate the big wedding, you could end up charging a lot of dollars (or pounds).

Our advice: Use a credit card that charges no foreign transaction fees. You don’t want your bubbly mood to be burst by an extra 3 percent tacked on the cost of those Wedding Rings.

Another tip: If you don’t have a no foreign transaction fee card, see if you can find the item from a stateside retailer. Note: With Etsy and other marketplaces, check where the merchant is based to make sure you won’t be paying a foreign transaction fee.

Wedding Rings cerealNo matter how you want to celebrate and commemorate the prince and the actress’s big day, retailers in England and around the world probably have the perfect item for you.

Here’s a rundown of some of the wildest Harry and Meghan memorabilia. (Oddly, H&M’s online store has nothing Prince Harry, Meghan Markle or royal wedding-related.)

Wedding Rings

Get your royal wedding cereal from a source across the pond and you’ll pay around $48, or get it from someone based in the U.S. for nearly $56. If you buy through Etsy and have an airline shopping portal on your browser (as I do), you likely will ring up miles with your Wedding Rings purchase.
Harry and Meghan royal wedding onesie

Earrings and pajamas

While lots of people at Saturday’s watch party may be sporting H&M (not the store brand) T-shirts, you can stand out with your Harry and Meghan earrings. And in case you wind up drinking too much Windsor Knot, you’ll still be fashionable come Sunday morning in your Harry and Meghan women’s dark pajamas.

A commemorative onesie

Anglophiles nurture a love for all things England in young ones, which might explain this royal wedding onesie.

Royal couple bobbleheads

And who wouldn’t want Harry and Meghan bobbleheads nodding from the mantel at home or to entertain you in your office?

Prince Harry bowtieA bowtie for Bobo

The royal wedding retailers are even going to the dogs, with toys, bandanas and this commemorative that’s perfect for my bowtie-sporting dog.

The card I’ll use to buy Bobo’s Prince Harry bowtie? My Amazon Rewards Visa credit card, which doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees.

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