Got plans for May 19? Something’s come up.
Kensington Palace has announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have extended an invitation to members of the public to attend their royal wedding in May. The nuptials will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, roughly an hour from London, and is being billed as a “moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are inviting 2,640 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their May 19 wedding. They want the public to join the party. pic.twitter.com/hN8RLN2OpJ
— Jack Royston (@Jack_Royston) March 2, 2018
There’s a catch, of course. To be eligible, one must hail from the United Kingdom. Local schoolchildren have a bit of an edge, as 100 will be welcomed onto the Windsor Castle grounds to watch the arrival of the wedding party as well as the carriage procession after the ceremony.
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
In total, 2,640 commoners will make the cut. Among others, that includes 200 people associated with the various charities the couple work closely with and 1,200 people “from all corners of the U.K.” nominated by Lord Lieutenants.
Kensington Palace’s statement notes that they hope the latter group will represent a “broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.”
Responses have been mixed.
They could be getting married in my front garden and I would close the blinds
— Gaz (@RomeluBukkake) March 2, 2018
Who’s lord lieutenants and how do I send them my details to attend? ♀️ thanks
— AshleeGibney (@gibney_ashlee) March 2, 2018
Um. I think you sent my invite to my old address. Dm me for the new one
— ✌ Patrick Smyth™ (@surfingshreddie) March 2, 2018
May the best Good Samaritan win — and perhaps even catch the bouquet?
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