What it's like to be invited to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding

Yahoo Lifestyle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet members of the public. (Photo: Getty)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet members of the public. (Photo: Getty)

Kensington Palace have revealed the names of some of the 2,640 members of the public invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding.

In a series of tweets today, the royal household noted that the couple asked Lord Lieutenants to invite 1,200 people to join the royal wedding celebrations, reaching out to “young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.”

The Palace then decided to publicly name some of the lucky guests and share their stories.

One lucky guest is Amy Wright, who is chair of the Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, Scotland.

The organization supports young people from ages 16 to 25, giving them the skills they need for jobs in hospitality, retail, and front of house. The aim is “to give them the confidence and self-belief they need to achieve anything they want in life.”

It was an amazing honor and a privilege to be asked to be part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and just the fact that they’re deciding to invite members of the public is great,” Wright told Yahoo Style U.K. about her excitement at being invited to the big day.

“It’s been two months since the Lord Lieutenants got in touch to first say we’d been nominated,” she continued. “We haven’t been able to tell anyone until today, so we’ve had to keep it secret.”

What will she wear for the May 19 nuptials? “I’ve got a few ideas but I think it’s going to be a few long shopping trips!”

Among the other guests will be Philip Gillespie from Ballymena, Northern Ireland,  who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan.

Gillespie now works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Another lucky guest is Pamela Anomneze from the London neighborhood of Haringey,  who is the manager of the mental health and creative arts initiative Studio 306 Collective CIC.

The final royal wedding guest who the Palace chose to annouce is Reuben Litherland, a schoolboy from Derby, England. The Palace explained that Litherland “was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at school.”

The Diana Award, the charity legacy to the late Princess Diana, also took to Twitter to announce that seven of its recipients are on the royal guest list.

The organization included a link to an article on its site, stating the names of the seven recipients who had bagged an invite.

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