Kensington Palace confirmed via social media that the invites have been sent and even gave people a peek at the actual invitation. As one would expect, it’s classic and regal.
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Invitations to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, which will take place at Windsor Castle on May 19, have been issued in the name of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Guests have been invited to the service at St George's Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George's Hall, which is being given by Her Majesty The Queen. The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by @barnard_and_westwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink. 📷 @pa
The cream colored cardstock and black ink were printed in the royal tradition and “they feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink.”
Fancy with a capital F.
The company that made them, Barnard and Westwood, has been making royal invites since the 80s. An employee named Lottie Small actually printed the invites on a vintage machine from the 1930s.
Fun fact: the ink was American.
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
Those lucky enough to nab an invite to the royal soirée will start off at St George’s Chapel for the ceremony, which will be followed by a lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall, which is being thrown by none other than Her Majesty The Queen.
In the evening, approximately 200 people will attend a party in the new couple’s honor at Frogmore House given by The Prince of Wales.
The dress code requires a uniform, morning coat or lounge suit for gentlemen, and ladies are asked to wear a day dress with a hat.
Pass the tea and crumpets, we’re pulling out our finest lounge suits and day dresses. 👔 👗 👒