Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plan to invite 2,640 members of the public to the grounds of Windsor Castle for their May 19 wedding, Kensington Palace announced today.
Before you pack your Rimowa, here’s the catch: those lucky enough to score an invite don’t actually get to go inside the chapel, but they will get front-row seats to watch everyone arrive on the big day.
“They want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too,” the palace said in a statement. “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.”
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
As for who gets to partake in the festivities? The couple has asked that members of the royal household, Windsor Castle community members, students from local schools, people associated to their charities and members from “every corner of the United Kingdom” (especially young people who have shown leadership and people involved in their communities) all receive the invites.
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