British Royal Family

Who will get invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

When Hollywood meets royalty, you can expect this will be an affair to remember!

By Chloe Lal

Hollywood couldn't have imagined a greater love story than Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's romance.

She's the show girl, he's the dashing Prince... And now everyone's favourite couple are betrothed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry in Spring 2018, and it has left royal well-wishers with one question on their lips:

Who will be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding?

She does!
She does!

Who will Prince Harry invite to the royal wedding?

The 33-year-old former military man couldn't be happier that he can finally shout to the world that he's going to become Meghan Markle's husband.

And their wedding will no doubt be a wonderful celebration of their romantic union.

Kensington Palace's spokeswoman Julie Barley told Newsweek, "We're focusing on the happy announcement of their engagement," adding that invitations "will be announced in due course."

No doubt, Prince Harry's personal and professional life will play a huge part in who will score a coveted invited.

From his dear family, friends, comrades in the army to his colleagues from his extensive work with politicians, royals and celebrities - we breakdown the potential guest list.

Royals and who is tipped to be the Best Man

Family is a huge factor for Prince Harry, who is delighted to be adding "another member to his team".

While there's no doubt his entire British Royal Family including: father and stepmother Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, grandparents the Queen and Prince Philip, along with his uncles Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and aunty Princess Anne - will all be in attendance along with their respective families.

Plus his cousins including Princess Beatrice and Eugine, Zara Tindall, her hubby Mike and their cheeky little one Mia.

There is a lot of frenzy over who will step up as Prince Harry's best man.

It is expect William will step up for the top job.
It is expect William will step up for the top job.

The 33-year-old took on the job for his big brother during Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton back in 2011.

Sportsbet have shared that Wills is the obvious choice with $1.005 odds.

Creeping up behind him:

$8.00 Thomas Inskip
$9.00 James Matthews
$11 Arthur Landon
$17 Thomas van Straubenzee
$34 Gabriel Macht
$41 Patrick Adams
$81 Rick Hoffman
$101 Wendell Pierce

Politicians

Harry is BFFs with the Obamas
Harry is BFFs with the Obamas

Looking at past royal weddings we know British Prime Minister Teresa May will be at the event, along with our PM Malcolm Turnbull.

Given the UK's friendship with Canada, it is likely we'll see Justin Trudeau.

Topping this list would have to be Prince Harry's dear friends Michelle and Barack Obama. The former president was quick to voice his happiness for the new couple.

"Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together," he tweeted.

And there's little doubt in our mind that Michelle would have sent her "dear friend" a personal message of congratulations.Obama's successor, President Donald Trump, might not be as lucky.

Trump has done little to help his ties with the UK - with the nation even boycotting his state visit.

While Harry has never voiced his thoughts on the man, Meghan has been exceptionally clear, calling him "misogynistic".

Prince Harry's famous friends

In 2012, Becks told *Esquire* that he has a "very normal relationship" with Harry and William, remarkingthey're "very easy to get along with."
In 2012, Becks told Esquire that he has a "very normal relationship" with Harry and William, remarkingthey're "very easy to get along with."

Being a dashing Prince certainly has its perks.

In his 33 years, Prince Harry has made some very famous friends, who will no doubt be at the ready to help their good mate mark this huge milestone in his life.

Both Harry and Prince William are fab pals with Victoria and David Beckham.

The British power couple went to Kate and Wills 2011 nuptials, and will be ready for another huge bash.

Princess Diana's dear friend Elton John will undoubtedly play a part in the big day, along with fellow musician Ellie Goulding - who performed at 2011 royal wedding.

Model Cara Delevingne, her sisters Poppy and Chloe along with Suki Waterhouse are all part of Harry's inner circle.

Since Pippa Middleton hosted both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at her wedding, it would be likely that she and her new hubby James Matthews are afforded the same gesture.

Famous Aussies who will go to the royal wedding

Our Kylie is tipped to grace the wedding bash.
Our Kylie is tipped to grace the wedding bash.

If you listen to the bookies, some of our favourite Australian celebrities are rumoured to score an invitation.

Sportsbet revealed Kylie Minogues is the favored Aussie to attend on $5.00.

Hugh Jackman follows suit at $7.00 while Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban paying $8.00.

Who will Meghan Markle invite to the royal wedding?

Meghan will have a range of friends and family in attendance!
Meghan will have a range of friends and family in attendance!

Her future husband may be British royalty, but Meghan Markle is Hollywood royalty.

And the Suits actress will have a very colourful guest list for her big day.

The 36-year-old doesn't have a relationship with her half-sister, Samantha, as they've been estranged for about a decade, so we imagine that she won't feature in the bridal line up.

While we can't wait to see Meghan Markle's parents mum Doria Ragland and her father Thomas Markle on the royal balcony, something tells us her just like Sam, Thomas Markle Jr might be sitting this one out.

Meghan's second family - her dear friends - will be vital for the big day.

The day will be filled with love
The day will be filled with love

Will Duchess Catherine be Meghan Markle's maid of honour

Kate is very close to Harry and it wouldn't be a surprise if she played a role in the big day!
Kate is very close to Harry and it wouldn't be a surprise if she played a role in the big day!

Duchess Catherine would be heavily pregnant at the time of her brother-in-law's Spring 2018 nuptials.

Woman's Day did report that Meghan did ask Catherine to be a part of her bridal party, gifting her a gorgeous rose gold solitaire diamond bracelet from Tiffany & Co. worth close 
to $2000.

The Cambridges are a huge fan of Meghan

"I'd been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn't tell anybody at all," Harry shared in his first interview as betrothed man.

"And then William was longing to meet her and so was Catherine, so you know being our neighbors, we managed to get that in a couple of—well quite a few times now and Catherine has been absolutely..."

"She's been wonderful," Meghan gushed.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte's starring role

Uncle Harry describes his niece and nephew as "everything".
Uncle Harry describes his niece and nephew as "everything".

It will come as little surprise that our favourite junior Cambridges Prince George and Princess Charlotte will play a part in their Uncle Harry's wedding day.

It is expected young George will be a ring bearer, while Charlotte will be a flower girl.

The little tots already have experience with the bridal responsibility, shining in these shoes at their Aunty Pippa Middleton's wedding.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will play a huge part in their uncle's big day.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will play a huge part in their uncle's big day.

Meghan Markle's best friends Lindsay Roth and Jessica Mulroney

Meghan has been best friends with Lindsay Roth for over 15 years, with the pair meeting in college.

The Suits actress stepped up as her maid of honour for her gal pal over a year ago, and there would be little surprise if Lindsay returns the favour.

"I don't know many people who are as generous and supportive as Meg is," Lindsay told People.

"I think people assume that when someone gains notoriety that they change. But she's still the same girl I met years ago, with the same values and priorities. She's selfless, and that's just a part of who she is and who she was raised to be."

Meanwhile Jessica Mulroney and Meghan have been BFFs for over a decade- and constantly feature on each other's socials.

Meghan Markle's A-Lister friends + her Suits family

Meghan Markle's elite crew include many huge Hollywood names along with her beloved Suits co-stars.

The actress is dear pals with fellow star Priyanka Chopra, after they met at a Toronto-based party two years ago.

"We bonded as actors," Priyanka told People. "We just became friends, like two girls would."

Tennis star Serena Williams is a shoe-in!

They met in 2014, and instantly became pals.

"We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old-fashioned girly stuff," Megs shared on her blog, The Tig.

"She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was traveling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down-to-earth chick I was able to grab lunch with . . ."

There's a little part of us that wants Serena's baby girl Alexis to join Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the bridal party.

We definitely can not forget Meghan's Suits family.

Her on-screen fiance Mike Ross, played by actor Patrick J Adams, tweeted his joy for Meghan.

"Playing Meghan's television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious."

And their co-stars were quick to follow.

One thing is certain, this will be a fabulous party!