It’s the hottest ticket in town, but not even the President of the United States and First Lady can get in, when the Queen sent out 40 invitations to other heads of state reports The Daily Mail.
The gold embossed invitations were however sent to Commonwealth country leaders including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The Obama’s shouldn’t feel too snubbed though, they will have their own state visit in May, shortly following the marriage which takes place on the 29 April in London.
The couples wedding reception venue of choice, Westminster Abbey, will host 1,900 guests in total which also includes some high profile celebrities amongst friends. Less than a third of the guests of the wedding are invited to Prince Charles’ evening reception which acts as the after-show party. However, there is much speculation that pop stars and US rappers may be among those attending such as the Beckhams and Kanye West.
London venues and hotels are expected to have bumper sales during the declared bank holiday weekend and council’s are expecting hundreds of street party applications.
In a statement released by Clarence House on behalf of The Prince of Wales, the guest invitation numbers were roughly broken down. The majority of guests, over 1000, will be family and friends of the couple. There are over 50 members of The Royal Family, over 200 members of Government, Parliament and Diplomatic Corps and up to 80 members of Prince William’s charities.
The invitations read: ”The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by The Queen to invite. . . to the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G., with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29th April, 2011 at 11.00am.”