Millions to watch and thousands grace the wedding occasion of Meghan and Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be inviting hundreds of members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle at St George’s Chapel for their wedding on the 19th May.
Millions of people are expected to watch across the world as they embark on a carriage procession around the town, cheered by residents and visitors, before a reception at St George’s Hall.
The pair have invited a total of 2,640 people into the grounds. The 1,200 members of the public will be drawn “from every corner of the United Kingdom” said Kensington Palace, and will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenants.
Harry and Markle have asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership. A statement from Kensington Palace said the rest of the invited group will consist of: 200 people from a string of charities and organisations which Prince Harry and Markle have “a close association with”, including those which have Harry as patron. 100 pupils from two local schools, The Royal School in Windsor Great Park 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 the castle and members of the St George’s Chapel community. 530 Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate.
Harry and Markle met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend and got to know each other while camping under the stars in Botswana, they later announced their engagement last year.