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The Sussexes

Meet some of the young people invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

On Tuesday it was announced that members of the public from around the UK have been invited to the Royal Wedding, including a number of young people.

The lucky few will be amongst the 2,640 people attending the royal couple’s wedding at the grounds of Windsor castle on the 19 May.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations.

But who are some of the young people that have received an invitation? Jorja Furze, 12, from Ely is one of the recipients. Jorja is an amputee from birth and an ambassador for the Steel Bones charity. She set up an anxiety group for Year Sevens to help new students adjust to high school life.

Reuben Litherland, 14, from Derby will also be attending the wedding. He was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at his school. Reuben also works to raise awareness of the deaf community’s needs to access public services.

The 2017 Young Mayor of Lewisham, Laurelle Henry, 14, will be joining Prince Harry and Ms Markle on their special day. Laurelle aims to develop more activities and safe social spaces for young people.

One of the youngest guests invited to the wedding is Amelia Thompson, 12, from Dronfield Woodhouse. Amelia was caught up in the Manchester Arena attack that happened last May.

The 2017 winner of the Manchester Be Proud award, Shaneil Hodges, 15, will also be at Windsor Castle for the celebration. Shaneil works to break down barriers and give young working-class people a voice as a member of the organisation Reclaim.

The young guests will get to watch the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as see the couple’s guests arrive at the Chapel where the ceremony takes place.

They will also get to watch the Carriage Procession as it departs from the castle.