The Royal couple are inviting more than 2,000 members of the public to celebrate their wedding at the grounds of Windsor Castle in May — but how can you bag a ticket?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that more than 2,000 members of the public will be invited to celebrate their wedding in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May.
Kensington Palace said the couple wanted to allow the public “to feel part of the celebrations”, which it said would be “a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the Bride and Groom".
While attendees won't be allowed inside the actual ceremony, they will be able to watch the arrivals of the bride, groom and their guests, and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle.
But what do you have to do to bag a ticket to the celebrations?
1. Live in the UK
Some 1,200 people from “every corner of the United Kingdom” will be nominated to attend the wedding by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices.
2. Show strong leadership and serve your community
The couple has asked that young people who have shown strong leadership and people who have served their communities be included on the guest list.
3. Work for a charity
Some 200 people from a range of charities and organisations that Prince Harry and Meghan have a close association will be invited to the event.
This includes organisations for which Prince Harry serves as patron, which could mean that staff at the Invictus Games Foundation, WellChild and the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund are in luck.
4. Be a pupil in a local school
A hundred pupils from two schools in Windsor — The Royal School and St. George’s School — will be invited to celebrate the wedding.
5. Live near the venue
Some 610 people living in the communities of Windsor Castle and St George’s Chapel are among those set to receive invites.
6. Work for the Royal Household
Prince Harry and Meghan are inviting 530 members of staff from the Royal Household and Crown Estate to the wedding, so people working for the couple could see invites arriving soon.