600 guests invited to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are scheduled to marry in May 2018.
Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

In Summary

  • The palace has not revealed who is on the guest list.
  • Some British newspapers have speculated that Harry might invite former US President Barack Obama but not current President Donald Trump.
  • About 1,900 people were invited to the lavish wedding of Harry's elder brother William and wife Kate at London's Westminster Abbey in 2011.

Some 600 people have been invited to the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has announced.

Without revealing who made it to the guest list, the palace said invitations were posted earlier this week.

“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales… requests the pleasure of the company of… at the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday 19th May, 2018 at 12 Noon followed by a reception at Windsor Castle,” the invitations read.

Some British newspapers have speculated that Harry might invite former US President Barack Obama whom he interviewed for BBC radio at Christmas, but not current President Donald Trump.

Royal biographer Claudia Joseph said Harry would not want to do anything that would have political repercussions that could cause embarrassment for the queen.

About 1,900 people were invited to the lavish wedding of Harry’s elder brother William and wife Kate at London’s Westminster Abbey in 2011.

Their guest list included celebrities such as singer Elton John, ex-soccer player David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria along with royalty from around the world and political figures, although not international Heads-of-State.

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