Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married on May 19, 2018 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Chapel. They are inviting 2,640 members of the public to the grounds of Windsor Castle on their wedding day. They will not be able to attend the ceremony inside the sanctuary that seats only 800 people for the two wedding receptions.

The commoners

Out of the 2,640 commoners being invited, 1,200 of them will be nominated by Queen Elizabeth's nine personal representatives in each county of the United Kingdom. That number of people will be able to see the bride and groom and wedding guests when they arrive at St.

George's Chapel. They will also be able to see the newlyweds as they leave the ceremony and watch them as they take a carriage ride around the castle.

A statement has come from Kensington Palace, indicating that Prince Harry and Meghan want members of the public to feel like they are a part of the celebrations too. The engaged couple also suggested how to select those who will share in the activities. The lucky ones who will be close enough to see what is going on will come from different backgrounds and be young people of various ages who have shown strong leadership skills and have performed community service.

Breakdown of those invited

Those selected to be on the grounds of St. George's Chapel will have tickets with their names on them to prevent the tickets from being sold.

Other than the 1,200 selected by the nine regional lord lieutenants, who are the other people being invited?

There will be 200 people from Prince Harry and Meghan's charities and organizations. Another 610 invitees will be members from St. George's Chapel and Windsor Castle communities. The royal household and crown estate will include 530 members.

The remaining 100 will be students from two schools in the area.

The Royal Church of England school for children from age four to nine years old that belong to the staff of the royal family is one of the area school. The other is the St. George’s school, an independent prep school that educates 400 boys and girls to be choir members at St.

George’s Chapel.

Public not invited to ceremony and reception

It is a great gesture for the public to be invited to the grounds of St. George's Chapel to see some of the activities. This will surely make them feel like they are part of the celebration. However, the public is not invited to the wedding ceremony, the formal daytime reception following the wedding, or the later private reception for close family and friends hosted by Prince Charles.