20 Celebrities Who Are Definitely Attending the Royal Wedding
No doubt about it: this is going to be one star-studded affair.
All eyes will be on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their May 19th wedding at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, but the celebrity-filled guest list will no doubt make for some serious people watching. Here's the definitive list of who's said they're attending. We just know these stars are stressing over what to wear, knowing that billions of people around the globe might catch a glimpse on television. And for info on how this veritable who's who will behave at the affair, learn the 18 Biggest Royal Wedding Guest Etiquette Dos and Don'ts.
Priyanka Chopra, The Quantico actress, one of Meghan's BFFs, revealed to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! that the bride cried when she first saw her wedding dress. Chopra told another television host she was worried about wearing "those little hats" to the church. We're sure she's not the only one.
The tennis great first met Meghan at a charity event in New York and has been part of her Girls' Squad ever since. For more on their unshakeable friendship, check out Serena Williams' Best Wedding Day Advice for Meghan Markle.
David and Victoria Beckham
The couple also attended Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton. Victoria scored a major style coup when Meghan selected one of her sweaters for her more casual engagement photograph that shows the lovebirds close-up in an embrace. And for more royal wedding trivia, check out The 15 Most Lavish Royal Weddings of All Time.
The former Spice Girl spilled the beans that she'd been invited last month, but then clammed up on offering any further details. "I'm going to get in trouble!" she told the hosts of The Real, a daytime talk show.
The handsome Suits star wears Tom Ford like nobody's business on air. We can't wait to see what he wears to the wedding.
Patrick J. Adams
Meghan tied the knot with Patrick J. Adams, who plays her on-screen love, last month on the Suits season finale, which was the last appearance for the stars, who are both leaving the USA series. Adams, upon hearing about the engagement announcement on Twitter, quipped, "And she told me she was just going out for milk."
The actress had a recurring role on Suits as Gabriel Macht's love interest several seasons ago, but her friendship with Meghan has endured.
The singer of this year's most popular wedding song may or may not be performing; he isn't saying. For more on Ed Sheeran's effect on Markle, check out the Ed Sheeran Song That Moved Meghan Markle to Tears.
The designer of Meghan's white "husband shirt" that she wore with ripped jeans for her first appearance with Harry at last year's Invictus Games has grown close to Meghan. Alexander Gilkes, her ex, went to Eton College with Harry.
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The British reality television star is reportedly a friend of Harry's.
Jessica and Ben Mulroney
The Toronto-based power couple is very close with Harry and Meghan. Jessica is the stylist who is behind Meghan's royal transformation; Ben is a television presenter and the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
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The actress is Harry's most recent ex and is (obviously) still on good terms with the prince.
The law student-turned-designer dated the groom on and off for seven years but managed to stay friends with Harry and is, according to insiders, planning to come to the wedding.
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The handsome polo player and Ralph Lauren model has played against Harry and travels in the same social circle.
Sir Elton John
While he hasn't officially confirmed his attendance, he canceled his concert in the states once the wedding date was announced citing a "scheduling conflict" and is extremely close to Harry.
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho
Harry co-founded Sentebale, his AIDS charity in Africa, with the prince, and has grown closer to him in recent years.
The other royal bride-to-be is getting married to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in October. Maybe she'll pick up some pointers when she sees what Meghan and Harry have planned. For more on Princess Eugenie, check out these 5 Fascinating Ways Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie Compare as Brides.
The perennial royal outcast, who was not invited to Prince William's wedding, scored an invite, but is not on the list for the exclusive black-tie dinner hosted by Prince Charles later that evening.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The new mother, who wowed the world by appearing with her new son, baby Prince Louis, on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital in heels and a fresh blow-out seven hours (!) after giving birth, will interrupt her maternity leave from royal duties to attend the wedding. Word is she may skip the reception, but we're betting on superwoman Kate to make it through the day with her usual unflappable, flawless style. For more on Kate's road to the royal wedding, check out these 15 Ways Kate Will Bounce Back to Attend Harry and Meghan's Wedding.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
The Queen did not go to Prince Charles' wedding to divorcee Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 (though she did attend the blessing), but royal attitudes towards divorce have since changed. Not only is the Queen going, but she's footing the bill for the whole shebang. Everyone will be watching for Prince Philip, who had a hip replacement earlier this year. The 97-year-old is very close to his grandson. For more on the Queen and her role in the royal wedding, check out What the Queen is Giving Harry and Meghan as a Wedding Gift.
Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of Imagining Diana and Diana: The Secrets of Her Style.
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