Six hundred invitations issued in the Prince of Wales’ name have been sent out to guests to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday, 19 May 2018.
Guests are invited to the service at St George’s Chapel and a lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall, hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
The dress code is uniform, morning coat (tails) or lounge suit for men or day dress and hat for ladies.
The big question: Will Prince Harry wear his uniform on the day?
Prince Charles is giving a reception for the bridal couple at Frogmore House for around 200 guests.
Barnard and Westwood, who has been printing royal invitations since 1985, follows many years of Royal tradition, featuring the Prince of Wales’ Three-Feathered Badge printed in gold ink at the top.
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.
Managing Director Austen Kopley said he was thrilled and honoured to be making them.
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
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Lottie Small, aged 24, who recently completed her apprenticeship, printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s whom she affectionately nicknamed Maude.