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Who will receive one of the 5000 invites to the wedding?

Since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced they were getting married this spring, a host of celebs have been begging for an invite to the wedding. P Diddy, JLS and Nicole Scherzinger have expressed their desire to attend the celebration. Peter Andre and Serbian Crown Prince Alexander II even claim they already are on the list. The Sun reports that the guest list will be 5.000 Names long, and will include 2.000 close friends and 3.000 politicians, public figures and foreign dignitaries, who are selected by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

The Royal Couple is reported to limit invites to family, friends and people playing a direct part in their public and private lives, so stars like Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Helen Mirren will most probably not be on the list.

Celebrities who really are invited should avoid bragging because it is rumored that William and Kate plan to disinvite guests when they issue the invites for their big day. Clarence House said the royals wont provide a running commentary on who would be invited to one of the year’s biggest social occasions.

It was however confirmed that Buckingham Palace is in communication informally with the wider royal family, and “notifications” have been sent out to keep the date free. But it was added that these notifications are not formal invites.

Update: ABCNews has learned that invitations to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton went out from the Lord Chamberlain’s office on Thursday. Most of the guests already know that they are invited because they received the save-the-date fax from the Queen. The Daily Mail reports that the 1,800 invitees will receive a “traditional, gold-embossed handwritten invitation.”

One Comment

  1. Heather Keel wrote:

    Hope I’m on their list for an invite.

    Monday, February 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink