Published 2 March 2018

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle want the day to reflect their characters and values, and are hoping to share the fun and joy of the day with as many people as possible

Crowds at a Harry and Meghan engagement

The couple announced plans to involve members of the public in their wedding day by inviting 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle. They will be able to watch the arrivals at St George's Chapel and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle.

People will be invited from around the UK, and they will include representatives and those who have benefited from charities which Prince Harry is involved with, as well as members of the local community in Windsor. The couple have asked 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. 

Those invited will include:
•    1,200 members of the public from every corner of the United Kingdom will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices. 
•     200 people from a range of charities and organisations which Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have a close association with, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron.
•    100 pupils from two local schools: The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George's School, Windsor Castle – both of which have a strong affiliation with the Windsor Castle community.
•    610 Windsor Castle community members, including residents of Windsor Castle and members of the St George's Chapel community.
•    530 Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate.