A confirmed guest list for today’s royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey has been revealed by Clarence House.
Among the Sirs, Ladies, Dukes, Kings, Queens and Prime Ministers invited to attend the wedding ceremony are also a host of celebrities, including singer Joss Stone, director Guy Ritchie, Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham.
“Guy Ritchie is a friend of Prince William and Miss Middleton,” reads a description beneath the director’s name on the royal wedding official guest list.
Prince William has been spotted with Ritchie at the director’s popular London pub, Punch Bowl.
English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John performed at the funeral of the late Diana, Princess of Wales following her untimely death in 1997, while fellow singer-songwriter Joss Stone performed at Princess Diana’s memorial concert at Wembley Stadium in 2007.
As President of the Football Association, Prince William has met English footballer David Beckham on several occasions, with the pair recently working together as Ambassadors of England’s 2018 World Cup Bid.
David and Victoria Beckham have told friends they are “delighted” to be invited to the royal wedding.
Also on the royal wedding guest list are: Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson, a friend of Prince Charles; Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe; official royal engagement portrait photographer Mario Testino; members of the British Royal Family as well as foreign royals such as the King of Swaziland, the King of Tonga, Prince Constantine of Greece, The Queen of Spain and Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait.
The couple have also invited six of their ex-partners to the royal wedding.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly arranged for a nightclub to be set up at Buckingham Palace and are planning a ‘knees-up’ after the wedding ceremony that will stretch into the early hours of the following morning.
The couple are arranging for a professional DJ and decks, a dance floor, lights and a cocktail bar to be taken into the Palace, where several state rooms have been kept aside for the evening reception. Just 300 people have been invited.
Prince Charles will host a dinner as part of the evening and has arranged for award-winning Swiss chef and restaurateur Anton Mosimann to cater for the event.
All senior members of the Royal Family have been invited to the dinner, but the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have said they will leave after the dinner and speeches “to allow the young ones to party”, according to a source.View Comments