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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle send out wedding invitations to 600 guests

Invitations to the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been issued in the name of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The Royal couple, who are getting married in May this year, have invited 600 guests to the service at St George’s Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall. The reception is being given by Her Majesty The Queen. In the evening, 200 guests have been invited to the reception at Frogmore House given by The Prince of Wales.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding invitations are following Royal tradition: they have been made by Barnard and Westwood who have been making Royal invitations since 1985. The printer and bookbinder business is based in King’s Cross, London.

The invitations were printed on a machine from the 1930s by Lottie Small who recently completed her apprenticeship at the company. The invitations, which are English card with American ink, were printed all at once in a process known as die stamping.

The invitations have been printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine. They are also gilded around the edge and feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink.

The Managing Director of Barnard and Westwood, Austen Kopley, has said he is thrilled and honoured to be making the invitations for the Royal couple.