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