Prince Harry, Meghan Markle invite the public to help celebrate their wedding


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced earlier today that they will be inviting 2,640 extra people into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch part of their royal wedding. Kensington Palace shared the plans for the guest list in a statement on Friday, which detailed who specifically would be given an invite. The couple are promising a "moment of fun and joy" so to get in that celebratory spirit, Royal Central rounds up everything we know, so far, about the first Royal Wedding of 2018.

Of the invitees, 1,200 will be nominated by nine regional lord lieutenant offices. Megan and Harry would like those chosen to be of all ages and backgrounds, as well as young people who have shown strong leadership.

'They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day, ' a Kensington Palace spokesman previously said.

Also invited into the castle grounds are 200 people from charities and organisations close to Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, including those which Prince Harry serves as Patron.

530 members of the Royal Households and Crown Estate.

Harry and Markle will Wednesday at St. George's Chapel, which has a capacity of about 800.

With so many members of the public expected in Windsor, the police will be on high alert.

At 1300 hours local time they will travel through Windsor in Berkshire in a carriage to allow the city to catch a glimpse of the newly-weds before their wedding reception back at the castle. Rev David Connor, will conduct the wedding service in the chapel, which holds around 800 people, making it an intimate setting for the wedding.

The royal family are paying for the wedding, including the church service, music, flowers and reception. Previously, the engaged twosome had invited the public to watch them as they embarked on a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor. His father and mother, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, were married in 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral, while his older brother, Prince William, Wednesday Kate Middleton in 2011 at Westminster Abbey.