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.
Members of the public from around the UK have this week learned that they will be amongst the 2,640 people at Winds… https://t.co/ETvD7GP0ya— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Palace) 1523367017.0
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.
Kensington Palace said: It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK & international -… https://t.co/sqRImsmwIz— Rebecca English (@Rebecca English) 1523365385.0
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.
Amy Wright from Annan. Amy is Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, which provides empl… https://t.co/jvB5F3610q— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Palace) 1523367024.0
@KensingtonRoyal @_harklesparkle_ So so so happy for Amy! She's beyond wonderful and the work she does is brilliant! She's a ☆!— B... (@B...) 1523369561.0
Reuben Litherland, 14, was born deaf and spends his lunchtime teaching sign language at his school.
Reuben Litherland from Derby. Reuben was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at scho… https://t.co/ddpWzvo2gy— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Palace) 1523367023.0
Philip Gillespie, who lost is leg while serving in Afghanistan, works to raise awareness at a charity.
Philip Gillespie from Ballymena who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds a… https://t.co/vWpCv83Hwa— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Palace) 1523367021.0
Pamela Anomneze is the manager of an organization which inspires artistic creativity among those struggling with mental heath issues.
Pamela Anomneze from Haringey. Pamela is the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, a social enterprise that helps t… https://t.co/DowrNmeiOJ— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Palace) 1523367022.0
One of the lucky recipients of an invite to Harry and Meghan’s wedding is Pamela Anomneze - she tells us how she r… https://t.co/oQaGhNLf1v— 5News (@5News) 1523383120.0
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.
The young Mayor of London Borough of Lewisham, Laurelle Henry has been invited to Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding… https://t.co/sPzSfjMNQQ— MalamMB's Daily (@MalamMB's Daily) 1523368637.0
Amelia Thompson, 12, is one of the youngest to attend. The young girl is a survivor from the Manchester Arena attack from last May.
A 12-year-old girl from near #Sheffield who was left traumatised by the Manchester bomb attack has been invited to… https://t.co/s55K01QPqa— Hallam FM News (@Hallam FM News) 1523367896.0
This 12-year-old Manchester attack survivor has landed an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding - and… https://t.co/2n6Vkh70fD— BBC News (UK) (@BBC News (UK)) 1523439247.0
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.
#RoyalWedding guest 'Miss Macaroon' hails Harry and Meghan's support for do-good businesses #socinn… https://t.co/BWzBDFwoh7— Emma Batha (@Emma Batha) 1523461804.0
.@iammissmacaroon founder @RosieGinday says getting an invite to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding was a compl… https://t.co/g6r5kRhwFx— Free Radio News (@Free Radio News) 1523430534.0
The inspirational youth who contribute in making the world a better place are sure to experience a memorable event they will never forget.