The invites are out and some new details were revealed by Kensington Palace today about who will be able to see the royal couple arrive and depart from the grounds of St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Harry and Meghan said from the beginning of their wedding planning that they wanted to include the public in their day as much as possible. Well, they have delivered and a lucky 2,460 people are receiving invites to be a part of the celebration. These special guests will be able to watch all the royal wedding action from inside the castle walls on the grounds giving them a unprecedented chance to be ultra up-close-and-personal with the newlyweds.
But how were these lucky, lucky people selected for this amazing opportunity? Upwards of 1,200 guests will be nominated to attend by nine offices of the Lord Lieutenants—representatives of the Queen— who are spread around the country. This mix will include young people who have demonstrated leadership and served their communities. Another 200 guests will be chosen from charities linked to Meghan and Harry; 100 children from two local schools; 610 people who live on the castle grounds and 530 members of the Royal Household and the Crown Estate.
The couple already announced a carriage procession post-wedding to allow the masses who will line the streets of Windsor a chance to see them. With just 11 weeks to go until the day (and news that the Spice Girls are attending AND perhaps performing) we can’t wait for this most EPIC of wedding days to arrive.