William, Kate `to limit invites to royal wedding`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 13:35
London: Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton would limit invites to their royal wedding to family members, friends and people playing a direct part in their public and private lives, a media report said.

The couple are to snub celebrities hoping for invites to their wedding and the guest list of 5,000 will not include stars like Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Helen Mirren, 'The Sun' newspaper reported.

However, the few famous faces at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29 are likely to include Elton John and David Beckham, both friends of the second-in-line to British throne.

William, 28, and Kate, 29, got engaged last October are to tie the knot on April 29.

A Royal source was quoted as saying, "William and Kate have agonised over who to invite. They have drawn up a list of roughly 2000 people they feel should be there. There's no room for the great and good you might see at society weddings."

A further list of 3,000 is being drawn up by the Lord Chamberlain's Office, mainly for politicians, public figures and foreign dignitaries, the report said.

But an invitation does not guarantee entry to either of the two receptions after the ceremony, it said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 13:35

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