Twitter was abuzz this morning with the details released regarding the guest list.
Kensington Place kicked off the details in the press release noting that: “Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle have said they want their Wedding Day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too. This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the Bride and Groom.”
The ‘Twittersphere’ then jumped in as they usually do and once again there were two sides to the news of those to be invited from the public to the wedding.
Some were happy with the 2,640 people from a cross-section of the public and wished the couple well. Other’s not so much.
It is Harry and Meghan’s wedding, not yours. The ‘bridezillas’ out there need to take a step back and understand a few things.
Logistically and for safety reasons, it is unlikely to have a massive guest list from the public to be inside the walls of Windsor Castle. If you have ever been, you would know this would be a nightmare.
Imagine having to narrow done a list of thousands of people you wish you could invite? No small task. Knowing Prince Harry and his big heart, if he could have 5,000 people from the public invited he would.
According to Kensington Palace: “the couple has asked that 1,200 people, from all corners of the UK, be selected by Lord Lieutenants, include young people who have shown strong leadership and those who have served their communities.” What is wrong with that? They are trying to be inclusive. In fact, they are choosing 200 people from the charities and organisations have a close relationship with and for who Harry is Patron.
The combination those invited such as the students from The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George’s School, Windsor Castle, residents of Windsor Castle and members of the St George’s Chapel community as well as Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate, cover a solid cross-section.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but sometimes the negativity surrounding every detail of this wedding is better left unsaid. It is a special day for Harry and Meghan first and foremost. Royal watchers this day is not about you, so enough with the Royal Wedding planning and let’s just enjoy what happens on 19 May.