This is going to be a historic month and it is also a month of royal wedding as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be joined in holy matrimonial. A first in history where a royal blood will be marrying a coloured gender.
Invitations have been sent out to about 1200 public guests to attend the royal wedding slated for 19 May 2018. But here is the twist where the invitees are not so happy about, they have been asked to bring their own food and refreshments as the royal family might not be catering to them. This bit of news attached in the invitation letter sent didnt sit very well with the prospective guests.
“Bring a picnic lunch as it will not be possible to buy food and drink on site,” guests were reportedly told in a letter.
According to report, it was not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who drafted the guestslist themselves, nine regional lord lieutenants who are personal representatives of the Queen nominated the members of the public.
A statement from Kensington Palace said: “The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.”
One of the invited guests said,
“If you hear I fainted, it won’t be because I was starstruck,” Rashid Bhayt, 38, a youth charity leader from Coventry told The Guardian.
“I’m honoured to have been invited to such a historic event and the food situation amuses me!” said invitee and youth magazine founder Saeed Atcha, 21.
“The fact that Harry and Meghan specifically asked for young people who have shown leadership and served their communities doesn’t feel like tokenism,” he told The Independent, “I’ve seen both of them speak at different events before they were a couple and I think that they both truly believe in the power of young people as a force for good.
“The letter says: ‘You are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch as it will not be possible to buy food and drink on site.’ – that was the letter that I received earlier this month from the local Lieutenancy Office, but a letter I received this morning says that there will be limited food and drink on site.
“Just being there is enough for me and if it means having a late lunch, so be it!”
So if you know you are invited to this gigantic history-making event come on the 19th this month, don’t forget your lunch box at home on your way to the venue.