Not all of Prince Harry's royal cousins are invited to the wedding – see who made the cut
With only three days to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, speculation is rife that some of the groom's royal cousins have missed out on an invite. Around six hundred guests are expected to fill St George's Chapel in Windsor, but there will be some notable absentees from Harry's side of the family.
It's believed that the couple have only chosen to invite their closest members of the royal family – Harry's first cousins, aunts and uncles. His younger, more distant relations have reportedly not made the cut, including Lady Marina, Lady Amelia and Lord Edward. Their grandparents, however, the Duke and Duchess of Kent
, who are first cousins with the Queen, are expected to attend.
The same can be said for Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
, who are also first cousins of the Queen. The Kents are believed to be invited, despite Princess Michael's controversial encounter with Meghan at last year's Christmas lunch when she wore a Blackamoor brooch. Their children, Lord Frederick and Lady Gabriella, however, have not secured an invitation.
Harry's first cousins are expected to attend. Royal watchers will likely see Zara
and Mike Tindall
, who are expecting their second child, Princess Beatrice
and Princess Eugenie
, and Peter Phillips
and his wife Autumn
, who will coincidentally have just celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. The couple married on 17 May 2008 at Harry and Meghan's venue, St George's Chapel. Despite being much younger in age to Harry, the groom's teenage cousin Lady Louise Windsor
, 14, and her ten-year-old brother James, Viscount Severn
are also expected to attend.
Harry's aunts and uncles who are also on the guest list include Princess Anne
, Prince Edward
and the Countess of Wessex
, and Prince Andrew
and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York
. Harry's brother and sister-in-law Prince William
will also make a notable appearance. William is best man, while the couple's elder son Prince George
and daughter Princess Charlotte
are pageboy and bridesmaid respectively.
source: Hello Magazine