At the eleventh hour, news broke that due her father’s debilitating health issues, Markle’s father, Thomas Markle not only won’t be able to attend, but he also won’t be able to walk his daughter down the aisle.
In his absence, Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles will give the bride away. Thomas Markle won’t be the only one not attending the royal wedding, and rumors and questions have been swirling for weeks on who will and won’t be attendance come Saturday.
Will the Spice Girls be performing or even attending? Will Meghan’s former Suits co-stars make their way across the pond? And will Meghan’s estranged family members crash the party or be streaming it like the rest of us.
Take a look at the complete guest list of the royal wedding and see for yourself.
Who Won’t Be Attending?
With Prince Harry and Meghan’s venue, St. George’s chapel only able to hold 800 people, the couple had to be selective as to who will and won’t be in attendance to watch the pair exchange nuptials.
Cutting down on their list, Harry’s newborn nephew Prince Louis will not be attending and will be at home being taken care of by a nanny.
The Sun Online exclusively revealed that Lady Amelia Windsor, Harry’s cousin and her sister Marina won’t be attending their cousin’s wedding either.
On Meghan’s side of the family her older half-siblings, Thomas Markle Jr and Samantha Markle, have not be invited, along with her nephew, Thomas Jr.’s son Tyler Dooley, and his mom Tracey Dooley.
Also snubbed from attending was current United States President Donald Trump, former President Obama, his wife Michelle and Theresa May.
Who Will Be Attending?
Aside from the 600 guests who are set to watch Prince Harry and Meghan exchange “I Do’s” at the chapel, the couple has invited 2,640 members of the public on the day to the Windsor Castle grounds.
On Harry’s invite list was ushers Tom Inskip and Guy Pelly, as well as all three of Princess Diana’s siblings – Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer.
It has also been reported that two of Prince Harry’s former flames, Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy also landed an invite to watch their former boyfriend tie the knot.
As for Meghan’s invites, her mom Doria Ragland will be attending, as well as a slew of Meghan’s famous gal pals including tennis star Serena Williams, actress Priyanka Chopra, stylist Jessica Mulroney and Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh.
Also said to be attending is fashion designer Misha Nonoo, who’s thought to be the woman who set Meghan and Harry up.
Also scoring an invite Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and his wife, Princess Mabereng, who has worked alongside the Prince and his charity Sentebale since 2006.
The Sun has revealed that singer Elton John will be attending the royal wedding, as he was a close friend of Harry’s late mother and attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate back in 2011.
As for whether girl group the Spice Girls will be attending/performing Mel B, who teased a performance by the group at the wedding has since remained tight-lipped on the rumors.
One Spice Girl who is confirmed to attend is Victoria Beckham who also attended Prince William and Kate’s wedding prior.
Who Is In The Bridal Party?
As for the actual ceremony, Lady Jane Fellowes will be giving the reading, and the complete list of who is in the wedding party has been revealed:
Tom “Skippy” Inskip, 31
Charlie Van Straubenzee, 29
Tom Van Straubenzee, 35
Adam Bidwell, 42
Arthur Landon, 37
William Van Cutsem, 38
Mark Dyer, 52
Princess Charlotte, 3
Florence van Cutsem, 3
Remi Litt, 6
Rylan Litt, 7
Ivy Mulroney, 4
Zalie Warren, 2
Prince George, 4
Jasper Dyer, 6
Brian Mulroney, 7
John Mulroney, 7