Here’s How Regular People Can Attend the Royal Wedding

published Mar 5, 2018
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Congrats, my fellow plebes: we can score a spot at the royal wedding.

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Last week, Kensington Palace announced that 2600 guests will score the highly-coveted invites invites to the grounds of Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day, which is set to go down on May 19th. The lucky 2600 can catch a glimpse of the bride and groom’s arrival to St. George’s Chapel, and watch as they depart the castle for their carriage procession through Windsor, CNN reports.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too,” a palace press release said. “This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom.”

Here’s the breakdown of attendees: It seems the palace wants to welcome plenty of normals to enjoy the big day, because there will be 1,200 folks from across the United Kingdom. The Palace has requested 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.”

Another 100 of those will be students from local schools, while another 200 will be people affiliated with the charities and organizations close to Meghan and Harry’s hearts. Then there’s 610 Windsor Castle and St. George’s Chapel community members, and 530 members of royalty and Crown Estate.

While we may know the numbers, who don’t know who those lucky folks will be: the guest list is still very much under wraps.

The big day will be officiated by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, according to Kensington Palace.