Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly anticipated royal ceremony won’t include many heads of state — including Donald Trump, Theresa May, or the Obamas.
However, the royal couple did invite 1,200 members of the public. Some of the amazing guests include, Philip Gillespie, who lost a leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for a veterans’ organization, Pamela Anomneze, the manager of Studio 306 Collective, which helps people living with mental health issues, and 14-year-old student Reuben Litherland who was born deaf and started a lunchtime program to teach sign language.
Other guests include Amy Wright, of The Usual Place Café, which provides employment training for youth with special needs, and 12-year-old Amelia Thompson who survived the Manchester attack in May 2017. She’ll also bring the grandmother of another survivor as her plus one.
“I was speechless, I didn’t know what to say, I was speechless,” Thompson explained. “I was just like, is someone messing with me.”
The royal wedding is scheduled for May 19, and many will be waiting across the world to watch the ceremony. And with so many amazing individuals in attendance, it looks like it will be an extra special affair.