The Official Royal Wedding Guest List (& Seating Chart) Are Here!
We weren’t able to comb through all 1900 guests, but we have picked out the ones you’ll actually care about. As expected, the British royal family is more than accounted for, as are foreign royals from Bahrain, Greece, Malaysia, Denmark, Morocco, Yugoslavia, Swaziland, Spain, and more. (We didn’t even know that most of those countries had royal families!) As far as political figures go, only those from Commonwealth countries were included. (This means the prime minister of Australia is in, while the Obamas are out.)
Religious leaders, military officers, business execs, and friends of the couple round out the rest of the invites. But what about the celebrities? We can now add Mario Testino, Rowan Atkinson, Joss Stone, and Ian Thorpe to a list that we already knew included Elton John, the Beckhams, and Guy Ritchie.
The front row of Westminster Abbey will be filled by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, and Prince Harry on one side and the Middletons on the other. Princess Diana‘s family will be seated up front with the Middletons, while 1000 of the guests will have seats with restricted views. We don’t know about you, but even a restricted view seat seems pretty awesome in this situation. Did we mention we can’t wait for Friday?