The big day is approaching fast! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle in St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19. That’s just over a month away! But who gets an invite to the Royal Wedding? President Donald Trump, President Barack Obama, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom didn’t make the cut—but Harry and Meghan have invited more than 2,000 members of the British public to join them inside the castle.
In all honesty, we weren’t surprised that the Royal Couple didn’t invite world leaders like the President to their wedding. After all, Harry is only fifth in line for the throne and not subject to the same political scrutiny as his older brother. Harry and Meghan are also getting married in a smaller venue (though no less regal) than Prince William and Kate.
However, Harry and Meghan have still chosen to invite more than 2,000 members of the public! (Maybe a few big names were left off the list to make room?) An official statement from Kensington Palace explained that the couple wants the public to feel like a big part of the celebrations and reflect the character of the bride and groom. Harry and Meghan are both involved in numerous charities, while Prince Harry is a military officer and a veteran of the War in Afghanistan. So it should come as no surprise that Palace has hand-picked some amazing guests, including vets, community leaders, and civic-minded entrepreneurs.
Discover some of wonderful guests that have been invited to attend the Royal Wedding on Twitter.
Members of the public from around the UK have this week learned that they will be amongst the 2,640 people at Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding. pic.twitter.com/cjAHVEF4gu
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018