Guy Ritchie, Joss Stone invited for royal wedding

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 16:53 PM IST

London: Filmmaker Guy Ritchie and Singer Joss Stone are included in the official guest list for the April 29 royal wedding released by Clarence House.

Clarence House stated that Ritchie is "a friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton" while Stone became friendly with the couple after performing at the Concert for Diana at Wembley in 2007 and at City Salute in 2008.

Other celebrities to attend the ceremony are Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, TV presenter Ben Fogle, `Mr Bean` actor Rowan Atkinson, photographer Mario Testino and socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, reports contactmusic.com.

Also included are 15 members of Kate`s family, including her uncle Gary Goldsmith, and Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe, the kings of Swaziland and Tonga, Prince Constantine of Greece, The queen of Spain and Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait.

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson will not be present, although her two daughters Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and her ex-husband Prince Andrew are attending the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey.

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