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Royal Wedding guest list: Who is and isn’t invited to the occasion

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, 2017.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, 2017. Photo: Getty
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19 with 2640 people invited to the Royal Wedding.

The guest list includes family, friends and members of the public.

The 1200 members of the public were selected by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices.

This was based on their contribution to the community or if they have overcame difficulty.

This includes people of all different ages and backgrounds. The list includes charity workers, school teachers, organisations closely associated with the couple and community members in the Windsor Castle area.

Who is invited to the Royal Wedding?

On the guest list includes, Amelia Thompson, 12, a school girl who survived the Manchester bombing.

According to the BBC she will be taking a grandmother who lost their granddaughter in the attack.

Reuben Litherland, a 14-year-old schoolboy,  has been invited for teaching his classmates sign language after he was born deaf.

Reuben Litherland started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language.
Reuben Litherland started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language. Photo: Kensington Palace

Another guest includes homeless teenager Kai Fletcher, 18, who turned his life around and now works with homeless people.

Other guests include:

  • Amy Wright, Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place hat provides employment training and support for young people.
  • Pamela Anomneze, a manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC that helps people recover from mental illnesses
  • Philip Gillespie, former soldier who lost his leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan who works to raise funds and awareness for soldiers.
  • Rashid Bhayat, CEO of Positive Youth Foundation
  • Catherine Cooke and Julie-Ann Coll, workers from the Foyle Women’s Information Network and Life After Loss

Some celebrities who have allegedly been invited include the Spice Girls, Elton John and Ed Sheeran.

Who is not invited to the Royal Wedding?

Apart from majority of citizens, some well-known names were expected to be invited to the wedding but are not.

This includes Barack and Michelle Obama, Theresa May and Donald Trump.

A Kensington palace spokesperson told royal reporter Richard Palmer that there will be not official guest list for the wedding.

This is because Prince Harry is not likely to be a future king like Prince William.

Foreign royals will be invited if they are friends of the couple.