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12 People Rumored to Be on the Royal Wedding Guest List

Hint: Elton John says he didn't make the cut.

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Serena Williams

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.

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Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho arriving at the office of HSBC, St James's, London, Britain - 03 Jul 2009REX/Shutterstock

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.

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Nacho Figueras

Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras, a friend of Prince Harry and ambassador for the Sentebale charity, is reportedly on the royal wedding guest list.

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James Blunt

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.

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Abigail Spencer

An anonymous source reportedly revealed that Abigail Spencer, who appeared on Suits with Markle, is likely to be in the crowd.

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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.

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Ellie GouldingMatt Baron/Shutterstock

Ellie Goulding

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.

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Priyanka Chopra is seen at 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at Sheraton New York Hotel, in New York, NYEvan Agostini/Shutterstock

Priyanka Chopra

Meghan Markle and actress Priyanka Chopra have posted pictures of each other on Instagram. Now that the former Miss World wrote Markle’s description in the 2018 Time 100 Most Influential list, rumors are flying that she’ll be a bridesmaid for her friend.

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Nearly a third of the Grenfell Tower is covered with scaffolding in London, . 71 people were killed as a massive fire raced through the high-rise apartment building on June 14, 2017Frank Augstein/Shutterstock

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.

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Lindsay Roth

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.

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Meghan Markle, Doria Ragland and Jessica Mulroney at the Air Canada CentreANL/REX/Shutterstock

Jessica Mulroney

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.

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Invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May, after they have been printed at the workshop of Barnard and Westwood in London.REX/Shutterstock

Daniella Timperley

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.

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.