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Royal Wedding guest list: LGBT+ guests and queer icons who might attend Harry and Meghan’s big day

Claire Toureille May 14, 2018

TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his US fiancee Meghan Markle attend a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2018. - Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

With only five days until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, it’s peak time for speculation over who will, and who will not, attend the ceremony.

The wedding, which will take place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, is set to be a more intimate affair than Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in 2011.

About 600 people will attend the ceremony at St George’s, while an additional 2,640 members of the public have been invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle to cheer on the couple. That number will include 1,200 people that have provided great leadership within their communities.

As far as celebs are concerned, we’re assured some well-known faces will make an appearance, including people from the LGBT+ community and queer icons.

Recording Artist Elton John performs onstage during 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Michael Kovac/Getty)

Music legend Sir Elton John will most likely be in attendance. The Sun reported in February that the singer has cancelled two concerts to make sure he’s free for the big day.

The performer was a close friend of the late Princess Diana, William and Harry’s mother, and he was a guest at William and Kate’s wedding back in 2011.

Cara Delevingne attends the signing of her debut Young Adult novel ‘Mirror, Mirror’ at Waterstones Piccadilly on October 4, 2017 in London. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty)

Another potential guest is model, actress and proud bi icon Cara Delevingne. Delevingne discussed her sexuality in an interview with Glamour in 2017.

“[If] someone is in a relationship with a girl one minute, or a boy is in a relationship with a boy, I don’t want them to be pigeonholed,” she said at the time.

The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

The Spice Girls hinted they had all received invitations to the nuptials, although in a recent interview, Posh Spice Victoria Beckham was unable to say whether she would be attending.

The group have expressed their support to the LGBT community on many occasions. Scary Spice Mel B has also been sexually fluid, dating both men and women.

Bishop Michael Curry (@PB_Curry/Twitter)

It was recently revealed that Harry and Meghan have invited Bishop Michael Curry to deliver a sermon at their ceremony.

Curry is the first African-American to preside over the Episcopal Church. His father, the late Rev. Kenneth Curry, was a civil rights activist.

Curry has long fought for LGBT rights and was one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to take place in churches in North Carolina.

While the bishop doesn’t know Harry and Meghan personally, he will meet the couple before the ceremony starts.

The new generation of royals have shown support for the LGBT community in a variety of ways.

Prince William was the first royal ever to grace the cover of an LGBT publication when he posed for Attitude magazine in 2016.

In the interview with Attitude, the Duke of Cambridge discussed homophobic bullying.

Harry and Meghan said they would be working closely with LGBT charities after their wedding.

More: bishop michael curry, cara delevigne, Elton John, LGBT, meghan markle, prince harry, Queer icons, Royal Wedding, royal wedding 2018, spice girls

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