Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding is fast approaching, with the date set on May 19. And now that Markle has allegedly had her bachelorette party, it’s time to focus on one of the most important aspects of the royal wedding—the guest list.
Prince Harry and Markle are scheduled to have two wedding receptions following the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. While the first ceremony will take place during the day, Prince Charles is said to be hosting a private celebration in the evening, and Mel B has already stoked rumors that the Spice Girls will be performing at the royal wedding.
Here are just some of the famous faces rumored to be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.
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1. Serena Williams
Williams and Markle have been close friends for several years, and it’s been widely speculated that the tennis legend will be getting an invite.
Williams and Markle apparently hit it off when they met in 2014 at a celebrity charity football event, according to the Daily Mail.
Markle wrote about becoming friends with Williams for her now-defunct blog The Tig, and said, “She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was traveling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down-to-earth chick I was able to grab lunch with a couple of weeks ago in Toronto.”
2. Barack and Michelle Obama
As Prince Harry and the Obamas have worked together on several occasions, including at the Invictus Games, it’s thought that the former POTUS might get an invite to the royal wedding.
However, a source revealed to the Daily Mail that “If Mr Obama was invited, the invitation could look like a snub to Mr Trump, and His Royal Highness would not wish to cause a diplomatic row.”
Only time will tell if the Obamas will actually be attending the wedding.
3. The cast of Suits
An insider confirmed to Hello! that the “cast and key executives” of the hit legal drama are on the guest list. “The cast has been contacted in regards to invites from Kensington Palace,” the source said. Abigail Spencer is one of the co-stars rumored to attend.
Markle’s onscreen love interest on the show, Patrick J. Adams, posted the sweetest tribute to his former co-star on Instagram. He wrote, “Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious.”
After seven seasons of Suits, it seems likely that Markle is still in touch with her co-stars, and that many of them will be invited to the royal wedding.
The staff at Windsor Chapel was reportedly ordered to watch the show to become familiar with Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests. “I’ve told the Stewards to get Netflix and watch Suits, so they know who everyone is at the wedding,” Hugo Vickers, the Captain of the Lay Stewards at the chapel, told the Daily Mail.
4. Misha Nonoo
According to the Daily Mail, fashion designer Misha Nonoo is Markle’s close friend. Nonoo’s ex-husband reportedly attended Eton College with Prince Harry and Prince William, so it’s likely she’ll be on the guest list.
5. Millie Mackintosh
Markle has allegedly been friends with British reality TV star Millie Mackintosh since 2016.
As Mackintosh has royal connections—her co-star on Made in Chelsea, Spencer Matthews, is now Pippa Middleton’s brother-in-law—it’s unsurprising that she’s now friends with Markle. It’s likely that Mackintosh will be in attendance.
6. The Spice Girls
While on chat show The Real, when asked whether she’d received an invitation to the royal wedding, Mel B said, “Well, it was [the] five Spice Girls. Why am I so honest?” When pressed for details, she revealed, “Yes… It was proper. I’m not saying anymore! I’ve said enough… I need to go. I’m gonna be fired!”
— The Real (@TheRealDaytime) February 27, 2018
7. Ed Sheeran
It’s been reported that Ed Sheeran has been asked to perform “a few songs” at the royal wedding. While the reports haven’t been confirmed, Sheeran has previously expressed his interest in performing—if he’s invited.
8. Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy
It’s been widely reported that Prince Harry will invite two of his ex-girlfriends.
He famously dated Davy between 2004 and 2011, and was with Bonas from 2014 to 2016. According to Town & Country, “both women are apparently on good terms with the Prince,” so invites aren’t out of the question.
- Barack Obama
- Chelsy Davy
- Cressida Bonas
- Daniella Timperley
- Dave Grohl
- Ed Sheeran
- Meghan Markle
- Michelle Obama
- Millie Mackintosh
- Misha Nonoo
- Nacho Figueras
- Patrick J Adams
- Prince Andrew
- Prince Harry
- Prince Philip
- Prince Seeiso of Lesotho
- Princess Beatrice
- Princess Eugenie
- Priyanka Chopra
- Roland Mouret
- Sarah Ferguson
- Serena Williams
- Sir Elton John
- The Foo Fighters
- The Spice Girls