Meghan Markle recently called Prince Harry the 鈥best husband ever鈥 and she鈥檚 not the only one who appreciates the fact that he鈥檚 now a married man. Retailers, restaurateurs, and other businesses have reportedly reaped the benefits of the pair鈥檚 May wedding.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 鈥 along with warm weather 鈥 helped sales climb a full 1.3 percent from April, according to Bloomberg. While it might not seem like much, that鈥檚 almost three times the median estimated 0.5 percent growth that鈥檚 typical. Of course, this information hardly comes as a surprise; even before the wedding, UK finance firms were forecasting a $1.4 billion economic boost from the Royal Wedding.

In addition to the over聽29 million viewers, in the US alone, who tuned in to watch the live broadcast of the Queen鈥檚 grandson and the former Suits actress鈥 lavish wedding ceremony, well-wishers from all over the world traveled to England to help celebrate the pair鈥檚 nuptials. Besides shelling out on travel to the UK, fans of the Royals also scooped up wedding-related items like party favors, shortbread cookies, commemorative china, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dolls (which sparked a minor controversy due to their questionable looks).

The wedding also helped to pump money into the economy thanks to the sheer amount of cash spent on the ceremony and accompanying receptions, themselves. It鈥檚 safe to guess that no expense was spared on flourishes like the bride鈥檚 stunning gown, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy; Markle鈥檚 second聽dress, designed for the reception, by Stella McCartney; a Swiss meringue buttercream cake that featured 150 fresh peonies and roses; plus a mouth-watering menu for 600 guests.

Markle also commissioned special gifts for six of her best friends, 14K gold disc bracelets, aptly deemed The Kensington which cost $450 each.

Prior to the big day, London-based luxury wedding planner Aimee Dunne estimated that Harry and Meghan鈥檚 wedding would cost 鈥渟omewhere between 拢1.5-拢2 million GBP鈥 (about $2.8 million), according to Cosmopolitan. However, The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly鈥檚 Style Partner Mindy Weiss guessed that the cost would be 鈥渁pproximately $10,000,000.鈥 Bride Book went even higher, giving an approximate 拢32 million ($45.8 million) cost.

This is still less than the $34 million reported cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton鈥檚 wedding back in 2011. The royal family paid around $2 million while the rest was funded by British taxes.

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