The British public is refusing to let typical bank holiday weather spoil its Coronation plans and is gearing up for street parties and family celebrations.
Around £200m will be spent on food and drink this weekend, according to the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).
Supermarket chain Lidl said it had sold enough bunting to line the Coronation procession route 75 times over.
Party products and traditional British fayre are in high demand and brands are offering royal-themed ranges.
Overall the CRR expects consumers to add more than £1.4bn to the UK economy over the long weekend.
Extended pub opening hours over the bank holiday should provide a boost to the hospitality sector to the tune of £104m according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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