Who Will Be Invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding? Over 1,000 Members of British Public Will Attend, But There's a Catch

Ordinary members of the public will be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19. But there’s a catch: You only get to watch them from outside. Hopefully it doesn't rain.

Kensington Palace confirmed Friday that the couple will invite 1,200 people from “every corner of the United Kingdom” into the grounds of Windsor Castle. There, they will have the chance to watch the bride, groom and their guests as they arrive and depart the castle’s church, St George’s Chapel.

The palace said Harry and Markle “want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.”

2,640 people in total will be invited onto the grounds of Windsor Castle. The 1,200 members of the public will be selected “by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices. 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.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal new wedding details Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, February 13, 2018. Chris Jackson/Getty

The other guests will include 610 members of the local Windsor Castle community, 200 people from charities and organizations that Harry and Markle are linked to, “including those which Prince Harry serves as patron,” and 100 students from local schools.

A further 530 guests who will celebrate the royal couple will be made up of members of the various royal households, including Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace staff and members of Clarence House, which is the residence of Harry’s father Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan joined his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton for their first ever royal engagement as a four-piece. The younger generation of royals hosted the first Royal Foundation Forum in London.

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