Royal wedding celebrity guests: who's invited to the ceremony?

Junie Sihlangu
May 22, 2018
07:05 A.M.
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The Royal wedding is just a day away and all sorts of details are coming out. It’s also been revealed which celebrities have been invited to the big event.


Elton John is one of the famous people that got an invite according to Daily Mail. Compared to his brother’s wedding, Prince Harry is trying to keep his day as small and intimate as possible.

People who were looking forward to seeing Rihanna at the wedding will be disappointed as she has confirmed that she won't be attending. It’s also been reported that at least two of the Spice Girls weren’t invited too.

Despite this, the wedding is set to have many celebrities in attendance. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to have about 600 guests present to witness them taking their vows.


About 200 people were invited to their reception afterward. Here are all the celebrities, both rumored by The Sun and confirmed to be attending the Royal wedding.

David and Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, George and Amal Clooney, Cressida Bonas, and Chelsy Davy. Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, Cara Delevinge, Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Mulroney, Patrick J. Adams, Millie Mackintosh, and Elton John are expected as guests.


Metro confirmed that the Queen would be there too. Her husband Prince Philip, who is currently recovering from hip surgery, was thought to be attending as well.

It was said, however, that he might not stay for the reception. Markle had a revelation when she found out her father, Thomas Markle, wouldn’t be attending because of undergoing heart surgery.


This meant that she had to find someone else to walk her down the aisle. On Friday, Kensington Palace announced that the former Suits actress had asked Prince Charles to do the honors.

The Royal wedding ceremony is expected to start at 12 pm BST and 7 am EST for the US. It’s been reported that it will last for about one hour.


Coverage for the wedding in the US was expected to start several hours before the actual event began. For example, CBS will begin their coverage at 4 am ET with Gayle King and Kevin Frazier hosting.

Later on, Tina Brown will share her commentary on the big event. At about 8 pm ET, the network will air a two-hour special called Royal Romance: The Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

CBSN, the network's streaming site will also broadcast the proceedings online. The Today Show on NBC will start a bit earlier than usual on Saturday.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will be presenting from near Windsor Castle at about 4:30 am ET. They will also be hosting a pre-Royal wedding show on Friday, before Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones's show.