Kensington Palace reveals members of public invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet members of the public [Photo: Getty]

Kensington Palace have revealed the names of some of the 2,640 members of the public invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding.

In a series of tweets today, the royal household noted that the couple asked Lord Lieutenants to invite 1,200 people to join the celebrations, which included “young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.”

The Palace then decided to publicly name some of the lucky guests and share their stories.

One lucky guest is Amy Wright from Annan, who is Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, which “provides employment training and support for young people aged 16-25 with special needs.”

The organisation supports young people from ages 16 – 25, giving them the skills they need for jobs in hospitality, retail and front of house “to give them the confidence and self belief they need to achieve anything they want in life.”

Amy told Yahoo Style about her excitement at being invited to the big day, saying: “It was an amazing honour and a privilege to be asked to be part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and just the fact that they’re deciding to invite members of the public is great.”

She continued: “It’s been two months since the Lord Lieutenants got in touch to first say we’d been nominated. We haven’t been able to tell anyone until today so we’ve had to keep it secret.”

When asked if she’s decided on an outfit for the day, Amy said: “I’ve got a few ideas but I think it’s going to be a few long shopping trips!”

Among the other guests will be Philip Gillespie from Ballymena who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan.

Now, Gillespie works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Another lucky guest is Pamela Anomneze from Haringey who is the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, which the Palace note are “a social enterprise that helps those recovering from mental health issues through the creative arts.”

The third royal wedding guest who the Palace chose to name is Reuben Litherland, a schoolboy from Derby.  The Palace explained that Reuben “was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at school.”

The Diana Award, the charity legacy to the late Princess of Wales, also took to Twitter to announce that seven of its recipients on the royal guest list.

The organisation included a link to an article on its site, stating the names of the seven recipients who had bagged an invite.

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