The couple decided to extend invitations to people doing inspiring things for others.
A royal wedding is sure to be far from small, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ensuring that it will be both intimate and diverse.
After making the controversial decision to invite only those guests whom they know personally (excluding any politicians or diplomats invited due to their position), they have now extended over 2,000 invitations to members of the public whom they wish to reward for their leadership, bravery, and involvement in their communities.
Some of the lucky guests include:
Philip Gillespie from Ballymena who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. pic.twitter.com/WadD7gRpRq— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018
Pamela Anomneze from Haringey. Pamela is the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, a social enterprise that helps those recovering from mental health issues through the creative arts. pic.twitter.com/gSNTcRt9SO— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018
Reuben Litherland from Derby. Reuben was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at school. pic.twitter.com/bpUUO0rIKL— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018
Amy Wright from Annan. Amy is Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, which provides employment training and support for young people aged 16-25 with special needs. pic.twitter.com/ATZrolP2cV— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018
You can find out about more invitees here.