The Royal Wedding Invitations Have Been Dispatched
Signed, sealed, (almost) delivered.
Time to check that mailbox.
Kensington Palace said Thursday that invitations for the wedding between Prince Harry and his American fiancee, Meghan Markle, have been dispatched.
Some 600 people have been invited to the May 19 nuptials at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. All 600 also have been invited to a lunchtime reception given by Queen Elizabeth II at St. George's Hall.
The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by @BarnardWestwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink. pic.twitter.com/cd7LBmRJxO— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
The invitations, which are beveled and gilded along the edges, feature Prince Charles' three-feather badge. They were made by Barnard & Westwood, which has held the Royal Warrant for printing and bookbinding since 1985.
Harry and Markle will continue to celebrate with 200 guests at a private evening reception hosted by Prince Charles.
The palace declined to comment as to who is on the list.
Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship, printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s that she affectionately nicknamed Maude. pic.twitter.com/kWs2RFx7nN— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge. pic.twitter.com/gQpC6tDot0— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018