Here’s who could get an embossed royal invitation to Harry and Meghan’s wedding

Look for dress uniforms from both the Blues and Royals regiment and the Army Air Corps, because Harry served as a former Apache helicopter co-pilot in Afghanistan. The betting for wedding performer includes John, Sheeran, Coldplay, Joss Stone and Adele. 29, 2017 in Toronto. But that hasn’t stopped speculation about who’s in or who’s out from becoming a national parlor game and the subject of wagers in Britain’s legal betting shops. “The simple reality is … we have been focusing on Harry over here,” Adams said. Any bride and groom run into parental interference in their guest list, whether it’s adding random cousins or forgotten neighbours. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Trudeau has a trifecta of ties
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a trifecta of ties to the bride and groom: He’s the head of a Commonwealth country, host of Harry’s latest Invictus Games and leader of the nation where Markle had been living. Even so, it’s going to be tough to cut that list. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (Ian Watson/USA Network)

Ahead of the noon wedding, Harry and Markle will have a carriage ride through Windsor so they can share their big day with the public, Kensington Palace said Monday. On the celebrity front, Elton John, who turned his song Candle in the Wind into an anthem for the late Princess Diana, is considered a 1-50 lock for an invite (98 per cent chance) and singer James Blunt comes in at 1-4. We think Harry is in a position that he does not have to worry about the political implications of an invite,” said Rupert Adams, a spokesperson for the betting agency William Hill PLC. tour doesn’t start until a few days later. Some British officials, however, fear that an invite to Obama would anger Trump. Harry also won’t forget non-royals like Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, her husband James Mathews, and brother James Middleton. At William’s wedding, 45 foreign royals from 20 countries were invited from nations as diverse as Spain, Norway, Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. The British royals’ close relatives alone number over 50 — and this time Princess Eugenie gets to bring a plus-one, fiance Jack Brooksbank. The real competition right now is who’s going to be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May. They also avoided the warehouse-sized Westminster Abbey, where Harry’s brother Prince William and Kate Middleton packed in 1,900 guests for a 2011 royal wedding extravaganza televised around the world. William barely could squeeze in A-listers like David Beckham and TV adventure host Ben Fogle — who may return for Harry’s nuptials. Adams. The friend who introduced them, Violet von Westenholz, will get a nod, along with Harry’s buddies Thomas and Charlie van Straubenzee, Thomas Inskip and Arthur Landon. Yet A-listers could find themselves outnumbered by British military members and charity workers. “We’ve changed our minds on this. Adams and former Made in Chelsea cast member Millie Mackintosh. Britain’s governing elite — Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond — would normally expect a Windsor invite. The juiciest debate has been over invites for rival U.S. Everyone who is anyone in Britain is angling for an embossed royal ticket. Yet Harry and Markle are enduring this phenomenon at a cosmic level due to the royal expectations that come along with being a grandson of Queen Elizabeth. William also invited governors general from Commonwealth countries (23 seats); foreign dignitaries (27); U.K. “You create significant bonds in a war zone,” noted Adams. and possibly Grant. But with turmoil over Brexit roiling the ruling Conservative Party, perhaps the bride and groom should just wait until a week before the wedding, then invite whoever is still left standing. Oh — and don’t forget the ambassadors from countries with ties to Britain. Their wedding venue, the 15th-century St. Markle’s ex-husband, producer Trevor Engelson, is not expected to receive an invitation. “We feel strongly that the Obamas will get an invite.”
As for Trump? Charles, the father of the groom, will also host a private evening reception for close friends and family at an undisclosed location. Markle, meanwhile, is a Hillary Clinton fan. (Ben Birchall/Reuters)

A national parlor game
The actual guest list is a closely guarded secret — and details about it may not be released until the event is underway. British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, who is seeking to add two more world championships to the three he already owns, said he would be happy to interrupt his high-level training for a trip to Windsor Castle on May 19. Harry and Obama have obvious chemistry and have worked together promoting Harry’s Invictus Games competition for wounded soldiers. But William Hill spokesperson Adams admits that British bookies don’t really have a clue about who the 36-year-old American will invite. “We’d be very surprised to see him on the guest list,” Adams said. politicians (42); religious figures (31); senior military officers (14) and 80 workers from charities that he backs. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, holds a mere 800 guests. president in 2011, was not invited to William’s wedding. The ebullient Joshua has not been shy, tweeting a picture of himself and Harry with the question “Need a best man?”
“I’m single,” the 28-year-old told the BBC, expressing an interest in seeing if the elegant, raven-haired Markle’s “got any sisters.”
(For the record Anthony, she has a half sister, 53-year-old Samantha Grant, a divorced mother of three who has called Markle “a social climber.”)

Britain’s Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance during a visit to Cardiff Castle in Cardiff last month. Markle’s guests

Markle is allowed to personally choose 10 guests, which may include her Suits co-star Patrick J. (Chris Jackson/Invictus Games Foundation/Getty Images)

Will it be Obama or Trump? Former U.S. Toronto Mayor John Tory, left, Prince Harry, centre, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrate a goal during a sledge hockey game during the Prince’s visit to Toronto to promote the 2017 Invictus Games. At least Harry and Markle won’t face the 3,500 guests that his parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, welcomed to their 1981 “wedding of the century” in St. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is also reportedly close to Harry’s royal cousins and his U.K. And they have a bit more leeway because Harry’s wedding is not considered a state event. Markle’s friends include tennis star Serena Williams, stylist Jessica Mulroney, Suits star Patrick J. Forget the Winter Olympics, the World Cup or the Champion’s League. The royals could note that Obama, the U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry on Day 7 of the Invictus Games on Sept. © The Associated Press, 2018 Among the 10 guests that Markle is allowed to pick (just kidding) will be her mom Doria Ragland, dad Thomas, half brother Thomas Jr.