The Sussexes

More than 2,500 members of public invited to Windsor Castle for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding

Kensington Palace has announced that 2,640 people will be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May.

In addition to the carriage procession around Windsor, thousands of people will be able to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their wedding guests.

They will also be able to see the carriage procession as it departs from Windsor Castle.

The couple have said they want their Wedding Day to be shaped to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.


In a statement, the Palace said: “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 2,640 people will be made up of  1,200 members of the public from every corner of the United Kingdom. These people will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices.

Harry & Meghan have asked that those selected are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have served their communities and have demonstrated strong leadership skills.

200 people from a range of charities and organisations are also invited. These will be representatives from charities which Prince Harry and Meghan have a close association with, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron.

It is likely that people who work with charities such as Heads Together and the Invictus Games will be on the guest list.

100 pupils from two local schools: The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George’s School, Windsor Castle, will be invited.

Also attending are 610 Windsor Castle community members, including residents of Windsor Castle and members of the St George’s Chapel community.

Last to make up the numbers will be 530 members of staff The Royal Households and Crown Estate.