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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Invite Members of the Public to Their Royal Wedding

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As we near the much anticipated Royal wedding taking place at Windsor castle on May 19, Kensington Palace announced details on who will be attending. And it's clear who will not be attending.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have expressed they want the British public to feel included on their special day.

Many speculated Barack and Michelle Obama were going to attend the ceremony while Donald Trump would not be given an invitation.

It's been confirmed that neither parties were on the guest list.



Instead, the royal couple invited over 2,640 people from around the U.K. to witness the arrival of the bride and groom on the Windsor castle grounds and a carriage procession leaving the castle, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their Wedding Day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too. 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.




The statement also declared Nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices nominating 1,200 members of the British public as guests of the bride and groom.

The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.
200 people from a range of charities and organisations which Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have a close association with, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron.
100 pupils from two local schools: The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George's School, Windsor Castle – both of which have a strong affiliation with the Windsor Castle community.

Here are some of the extinguished members of the public who will be attending the royal wedding.

Amy Wright, the Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place cafe in Dumfries trains and supports those with special needs.




Reuben Litherland, 14, was born deaf and spends his lunchtime teaching sign language at his school.





Philip Gillespie, who lost is leg while serving in Afghanistan, works to raise awareness at a charity.




Pamela Anomneze is the manager of an organization which inspires artistic creativity among those struggling with mental heath issues.


Also among the guest list is 14-year-old Laurelle Henry, the 2017 Young Mayor Lewisham, Her goals include creating safe, social spaces for the young community.


Amelia Thompson, 12, is one of the youngest to attend. The young girl is a survivor from the Manchester Arena attack from last May.



Social Entrepreneur Rosie Ginday, 34, runs a macaron business and helps the disadvantaged, including the homeless and ex-offenders, get back on track, according to Reuters.



The inspirational youth who contribute in making the world a better place are sure to experience a memorable event they will never forget.

H/T - Twitter, Reuters, RoyalCentral, WashintgonPost