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:
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle would like their wedding day to be shaped to allow members of the public to share in the joy and the fun of the day. They have today given further details how public guests will be involved in the celebrations on May 19. pic.twitter.com/V62uqRW8m0— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 2, 2018
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the Bride and Groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle. pic.twitter.com/pII5T4Ctcm— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 2, 2018
The couple has asked that 1,200 people, from all corners of the UK be selected by Lord Lieutenants, include young people who have shown strong leadership and those who have served their communities. pic.twitter.com/aIraJiXg6B— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 2, 2018
Also invited into the castle grounds are 200 people from charities and organisations close to Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron. pic.twitter.com/GqF8aMUg25— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 2, 2018
Other guests will include 100 pupils from two local schools, 610 Windsor Castle community members and 530 Members of The Royal Household and The Crown Estate. pic.twitter.com/uG3WL3z9gQ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 2, 2018
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.