When 1,200 members of the public were hand-selected to attend the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there was no doubt they’d won a lucky ticket.
But now, some invitees have been left bemused to discover their won’t be any catering for the masses after being advised to “bring a picnic.”
The guests, who will presumably be waiting inside the grounds of Windsor Castle for hours during the day, have been sent letters by the Lord Lieutenants (the Queen’s representatives) to bring their own food as there will not be any catering.
They were also advised that it will not be possible to buy food and drink on site.
According to The Guardian, Saeed Atcha, the founder of Xplode – a Bolton-based youth magazine – and invitee, said some of the members of his charity were confused by the decision.
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“They were saying how come they have this money and you have to bring a picnic,” he said. “I am of the same opinion. It’s unfathomable.”
The royal wedding is expected to cost over 2 million according to Bridebook.co.uk (which the royal family will pay for) and a staggering 30 million will be spent on security via taxpayers.
And according to Reuters, the ceremony is expected to give the UK economy a £500 million boost, as a consequence to increased tourism.
Atcha went on: “There’s a McDonald’s, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to bring in a filet meal. Maybe there will be a U-turn.”
The guests include “young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities,” and a few were profiled by Kensington Palace on their official Twitter account.
Better stock up on the cucumber sandwiches, guys.
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