It’s almost here. Set to take over the news, social media, and electronic devices everywhere is the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Fans of the royals will have their eyes set on the couple and who will be in attendance.
We know your invitation got lost in the mail so you won’t be able to rub shoulders with monarchs, athletes, or celeb guests, but if you want, you can be there in spirit. The guest list for the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel stands at 600— considerably less than Prince William’s, which topped out at 1,900.
If you’ve been wondering which stars will be filing into the church on Saturday, May 19, you’re not alone. The media has been going crazy trying to pin down who’s been invited, who wasn’t, and who will most certainly be showing their faces.
Besides Prince Harry’s extensive family, many of Meghan’s close family and friends are looking forward to sharing in the couple’s big day. Though the list has been kept under wraps, there are quite a few recognizable names that are expected to be in the house.
Who? Well, we’re sure you already know about Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Charles, Camilla, and Prince Harry’s famous grandparents. And while mini royals Prince George and Princess Charlotte will probably be in the wedding party, infant Prince Louis will be sitting this one out.
Don’t be disappointed, because it’s rumored that Sir Elton John, Priyanka Chopra, and Meghan’s former cast mates from Suits will all be there as well. Both Harry and Meghan have friendships with high profile celebrities who work in various industries, including entertainment, sports, politics, and food.
That’s why it’s not surprising to hear that the Spice Girls and the Beckhams also scored invites. What may be surprising is that there are not many political leaders joining in on the fun. Because of Harry’s position in the royal lineage, it is not a requirement, per the Queen, for heads of state and other leaders to be present.
That leaves more space for besties of both the bride and groom. A bestie like former True Blood actress Janina Gavankar has been friends with Meghan for over a decade and has already been confirmed. It’s also said that the Clooneys – who have much in common philanthropically with the couple – will also be there.
In addition to the 600 guests coming to the ceremony, Meghan and Harry have also invited over 2,500 members of the public to be present on the castle grounds. Those guests are made up of young students, locals, and people from communities across the United Kingdom.
Click on the video below to hear who else is planning to share in the special day for these lovebirds. No matter how many famous folks arrive for the celebration, the spotlight will be on none other than the bride and groom.
Do you plan on keeping up with which celebrities will show up for the wedding or reception? Who would shock you the most? Which other stars do you think will attend?