LONDON: Around 2,000 guests, including leading politicians, heads of state, and royalty from across the world, have been invited to attend Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton's wedding.
According to St James's Palace, over 1,900 people will watch the couple exchange their wedding vows on 29 April with more than half the guests drawn from the couple's family and friends, the British media reported.
The number of guests will be reduced for the lunchtime reception, where 600 relatives, friends and dignitaries will toast the couple at Buckingham Palace; evening dinner followed by dancing will be a more intimate affair with 300 of couple's loved ones gathering at the palace.
More than 200 members of the British government, Parliament and diplomatic corps will be among the guests, along with 60 governors-general and prime ministers from the Queen's Commonwealth realms, and more than 40 foreign royals. Prince William and Middleton got engaged last October and will tie the knot on April 29 this year.