Royal Wedding Countdown: Who Will Attend

As the world waits with eager anticipation for the impending royal nuptials, many are wondering who will attend the big event.

What know so far is that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married on Saturday, May 19, 2018, and the wedding will be held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which only holds a maximum of 800 guests.

Interestingly, this is not the same place as where Harry’s brother Prince William married Kate Middleton. They were wed in Westminster Abbey in London.

Scroll down to read more about who will be in attendance for Harry ad Markle’s big day!

Slide 1/10 – The Bride and Groom
(Photo: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal)

Of course, no wedding would be complete without the bride and groom!

Harry is a 33-year-old member of the British Royal Family, and Markle is a 36-year-old American actress, though she has since given up the profession now that she is set to wed Prince Harry.

Slide 2/10 – Maid of Honor?

One of the most asked questions has been whether or not Markle will have a maid of honor for the ceremony.

The answer is no, she will not. She has opted to forgo that tradition, according to PEOPLE.

“She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another,” a palace spokesperson previously announced. “All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have their support.”

Slide 3/10 – Best Man
(Photo: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal)

As many rightly suspected, Prince William be serving as Prince Harry’s best man.

“The Duke of Cambridge is honored to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th,” the palace previously announced.

Slide 4/10 – Prince Phillip?

Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, recently underwent hip-replacement surgery.

Many have wondered if his recovery will in any way prohibit him from attending the wedding of his grandson.

As of now, the palace has said that they “very much hope” he will recuperated enough to make an appearance.

Slide 5/10 – Other Wedding Party Members
pippa middleton
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There is no word on is anyone else will we be standing up with the bride and groom, but, traditionally, younger members of the royal family make up the remainder of the wedding party.

Last May, Prince George and Princess Charlotte appeared in the wedding of their Aunt Pippa Middleton.

Slide 6/10 – The Officiant

The wedding ceremony will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby.

However, The Rt Revd. David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, will be leading the complete service at the chapel.

Slide 7/10 – Harry’s Exes?
(Photo: Cressida Bonas / Instagram)

Some have be curious about Harry’s ex-girlfriends, and if any of them have been invited to the wedding.

At this time, there is no report indicating whether or not he has, but some speculate that Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas may show up.

Interestingly, Prince William invited five of his reported past romances to his wedding in 2011.

Slide 8/10 – Meghan’s Friends

In addition to her parents, a few of Markle’s friends are scheduled to be at her wedding to Prince Harry.

At this time, Jessica Mulrone, Markle’s longtime friend and stylist; Lindsay Roth, a friend of Markle’s from her time at Northwestern University; and fashion designer, Misha Nonoo, are all reported to be attending.

Relatedly, a few years back, Markle served as maid of honor in Roth’s wedding.

Slide 9/10 – Priyanka Chopra
(Photo: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)

One of Markle’s celebrity friends, actress Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), will also be on-hand for the wedding.

During an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, Chopra joked that she was worried about “those little hats! How do those things stay [on]?”

Slide 10/10 – Other Guests

All of Harry’s immediate family is scheduled to be in attendance for the wedding, as well as cousins such as Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

A few of his friends from his time in the military will also be there, as will Markle’s mother and father.

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