Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is just over the horizon, and there's been a *very* exciting development to the guest list...
It has been announced that the happy couple will be inviting thousands of members of the public to their wedding.
‘1,200 members of the public from every corner of the United Kingdom will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices,’ according to a press release from Kensington Palace.
Harry and Meghan have asked that the people selected are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, and include young people who show strong leadership and older people who have served their communities.
So, if you are someone who has made a positive impact on your community, you’d better get choosing your outfit, because your invite might be in the post!
The couple will also be inviting, ‘200 people from a range of charities and organisations which Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have a close association with, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron.’
As well as 100 pupils from two local Windsor schools (The Royal School, and St George’s School), 610 Windsor Castle community members, and 530 members of the Royal Households and Crown Estate.
The wedding will take place on May 19th, and according to the press release, Prince Harry and Meghan ‘want their Wedding Day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.’
Signalling that this Royal wedding may feel a little more fun and less formal than others, it continued, ‘This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the Bride and Groom.’
Clearly this is a couple that likes to do things on their own terms. These invitations to the public, combined with the carriage procession through Windsor, are ensuring that lots of people are able to get involved in this joyous event.