I wouldn't sell royal wedding goody bag for £50,000, says Doncaster fundraiser invited to share in the big day

A Doncaster fundraiser who joined the royal wedding celebrations after receiving a golden ticket says he was horrified to see the souvenir gift bags being sold online.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 9:06 am
Amal and George Clooney at the royal wedding, as snapped by Jarnel and Narmila Singh

Jarnel Singh was one of 1,200 community champions from across the country who were invited into the grounds of Windsor castle on Saturday to soak up the atmosphere as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot.

The pharmaceuticals delivery driver, who has helped raised thousands of pounds for good causes by organising sponsored walks between Sheffield and Doncaster, described it as a 'brilliant' day.

Narmila and Jarnel Singh in the grounds of Windsor Castle for the royal wedding

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"I think it's wrong to sell them. Even if we thought we could get £50,000 for ours we wouldn't sell them," said the grandfather-of-seven.

"The sentimental value is amazing and we want to hand them down to our grandchildren."

Narmila and Jarnel Singh got a good view of celebrities including Idris Elba and his fiance Sabrina Dhowre at the royal wedding

But for Mr Singh and his wife, the main attraction was getting to join in the celebrations and see the royals and celebrity guests up close.

"We had a really brilliant day. I've never seen a member of the royal family in the flesh before so it was great to see them all on such a special occasion," he said.

"The ceremony was beautiful to listen to and it was amazing to go into the church afterwards and see where it all happened."

Narmila and Jarnel Singh got a good view of the newlyweds leaving by carriage

Mr Singh is one of the volunteers at Sikh Youth Doncaster who have raised thousands of pounds to help victims of numerous disasters, from last summer's Grenfell Tower inferno to the devastating Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.

He said he had been inspired to help others by Princess Diana's example, but he modestly described himself as just a 'small cog' at the charitable group.

Narmila and Jarnel Singh met Sarah Ferguson on the day