1200 Lucky Members Of The Public Are Invited To The Royal Wedding

by Thea Glassman
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are inviting some members of the public to their wedding day

At this point, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reached peak levels of perfection. They have very dreamy chemistry (no seriously — just WATCH their first interview together), they care about helping the world, and now they’re opening up their wedding day to the public. The couple has invited a diverse selection of people from across the United Kingdom to take part in their special day, which is such a cool, inclusive move. Before you grab your finest fascinator and put on your very best Hugh Grant accent, though, there are a few very specific restrictions.

There will be 2,640 additional guests invited to the couple’s wedding day — all of whom will get to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom at St. George’s Chapel and later catch the newlyweds head down a carriage procession.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their Wedding Day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too,” a press release from Kensington Palace read. “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.” The Palace tweeted out the details:

So in total, here’s everyone getting that coveted invite:

  • 1,200 members of the public from every corner of the United Kingdom will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices. The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.
  • 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.
  • 100 pupils from two local schools: The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George’s School, Windsor Castle – both of which have a strong affiliation with the Windsor Castle community.
  • 610 Windsor Castle community members, including residents of Windsor Castle and members of the St George’s Chapel community.
  • 530 Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate

OK, they’re inviting actual British school children. We can’t. This is too much sweetness.

Also, this probably means we are going to have to sit this one out. Totally, totally fine with that.

It seems pretty clear that this wedding will be the wedding of the year/century. If you’re not all that fussed by the whole royal thing, I would like to add that THE SPICE GIRLS are reportedly performing at the reception. Yup. Be still our hearts.

We should all probably celebrate the ceremony by kicking back at home with a Meghan Markle Lifetime romcom movie on the screen and “Wannabe” playing on the loop in the background. It’ll basically feel like we’re there.