12 People Rumored to Be on the Royal Wedding Guest List
Hint: Elton John says he didn't make the cut.
Meghan Markle hit it off with Serena Williams when the two met at a charity event in 2014. Now the tennis champ is reportedly helping the bride-to-be get in shape for her big day. Even though Markle didn’t make it to her friend’s wedding in November 2017, there’s speculation that she might make her a bridesmaid in her own.
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho
The royal couple will reportedly keep most political figures off their guest list, but one has been confirmed: Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The 51-year-old helped co-founded the charity Sentebale with Harry to care for children living with HIV in Southern Africa. Find out which etiquette rules the British royal family needs to follow at weddings.
Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras, a friend of Prince Harry and ambassador for the Sentebale charity, is reportedly on the royal wedding guest list.
It’s not just that Prince Harry is a fan of James Blunt’s music. The two served together in the British Army, and Harry reportedly invited Blunt to sing at the 2016 Invictus Games via a personal text. Find out which wedding rules Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will need to follow.
An anonymous source reportedly revealed that Abigail Spencer, who appeared on Suits with Markle, is likely to be in the crowd.
Patrick J. Adams
If all the “cast and key executives” of Suits are indeed invited as Hello! magazine reports, you can bet to see Markle’s on-screen love interest Patrick J. Adams watching his costar tie with her real-life beau. Find out what Meghan Markle’s last name will be once she ties the knot.
British pop star (and Harry’s former flame) Ellie Goulding has reportedly received an invite, confirming she and her ex are still on good terms. It won’t be Goulding’s first royal wedding either—she performed at William and Kate’s wedding reception in 2011. Check out these other 15 little-known facts about royal weddings.
Survivors of the Grenfell fire
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 71 people, Harry met with survivors—and Markle reportedly made her own secret visits later. Kensington Palace didn’t confirm or deny speculation that survivors will be invited to the ceremony, which some say means it’s likely they’ll receive invites. Here’s everything you need to know about attending royal weddings.
In August 2016, Markle was maid of honor in TV producer and author Lindsay Roth’s wedding, and royal watchers speculate that Roth will return the favor.
Personal stylist Jessica Mulroney is rumored to be Meghan Markle’s choice for matron of honor, also taking the role of unofficial but “totally indispensable” wedding planner, an anonymous source tells Vanity Fair.
You’ve probably never heard of 18-year-old Daniella Timperley, but she’s heard of the royals. The teen from Northern Ireland’s work raising money for Romanian kids and advocating female empowerment earned her not only a Top Youth Volunteer 2018 but an invite to the royal wedding. As if inviting 2,600 members of the public to the wedding wasn’t enough, check out these 14 times Meghan Markle and Prince Harry broke royal protocol.