"Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle", the Palace said. Kensington Palace has released a statement to say that among the guests invited to the wedding are 1,200 members of the British public.
A Palace spokesman added that 1,200 members of the public "from every corner of the United Kingdom" will be allowed into the castle grounds. Other guests will include young leaders and people who've served their communities.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured alongside Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London on February 28, 2018, have invited over 2,600 members of the public to their wedding.
Around 200 people from charities and organisations close to Prince Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, will also be invited to the palace grounds on the day.
With so many members of the public expected in Windsor, the police will be on high alert.
Meghan at the Q&A event
100 pupils from two local schools: The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor, and St George's School, Windsor Castle - both of which have a strong affiliation with the Windsor Castle community.
The couple's guests from their wedding ceremony will enjoy a reception at St. George's Hall, Windsor on the afternoon of May 19 2018.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate at the wedding and David Conner, dean of Windsor, will conduct the service at St George's Chapel. Previously, the engaged twosome had invited the public to watch them as they embarked on a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor.
The royal family are paying for the wedding, including the church service, music, flowers and reception. It holds 800 people and is the favoured location of Harry and Meghan, who are organising the day themselves. It is a more intimate setting than alternatives such as St Paul's Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married.