Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is only four months away, and the couple is busy putting together an exclusive guest list that will include celebrities, royals, and dignitaries from around the world. But, there is at least one person who will not make the cut, according to sources – Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas. But, will Chelsy Davy get an invite?
An insider at US Weekly says both Harry and Meghan are going through the guest list very carefully, but people shouldn’t be surprised if Davy gets an invitation.
“Don’t expect to see Cressida invited —the two didn’t remain friends— but do not be surprised if Chelsy shows up with a date. The two have remained friends long after ending their relationship and still keep in touch to this day,” reveals the source.
Davey reportedly congratulated Harry when he and Meghan announced their engagement, and the future princess does not have any issues with her fiancé’s former girlfriend being there for the big day. In fact, Davy was on the preliminary list of friends to invite.
Harry and Davy were college sweethearts, and they dated on and off for seven years. She even attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding back in April 2011. Meanwhile, Harry dated Bonas from 2012 to 2014, and they no longer keep in touch.
However, they both went caroling this past December at St. Luke’s Church to help raise money for the Henry van Straubenzee Trust, a charitable organization that funds schools in Uganda.
Harry and Markle got engaged this past November and will get married on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The prince and the Suits actress are planning a few surprises, but will also include some traditions. However, fans shouldn’t expect a “royal wedding by numbers.”
One thing that will most likely be different on Harry and Meghan’s big day is the lack of geopolitical considerations like at other royal weddings. When it comes to putting together a royal wedding guest list it traditionally depends on the location and the couple’s place in succession.
Greater consideration is paid to political and diplomatic aspects of the guest list when the couple is high in the line of succession. Harry currently sits at number five – but will move to six when William and Kate’s new baby arrives – so his importance doesn’t come close to rivaling his father or his brother.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle then visited the Nottingham Contemporary Exhibition Centre for an event to mark #WorldAidsDay hosted by @THTorguk. @THTorguk is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK. A few weeks ago, Prince Harry visited the @THTorguk pop-up in East London to find out about their free, self-testing kits that people can use at home. Today HRH and Ms Markle learns how @THTorguk are working in Nottingham to provide support to people living with HIV and AIDS.
There is speculation that Harry could invite his friend, former President Barack Obama, but there is worry that President Trump wouldn’t be happy if he doesn’t get an invitation, but Obama does.
Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says that a trade deal between the UK and the US could be at risk if Trump’s name is not on the May 19th guest list. But, many think that is unlikely since any offense Trump might take could be offset by a state visit.
With the smaller venue and Harry being so far down the line of succession, chances are there will not be many politicians in attendance. Instead, the chapel will be filled with family and friends of the royal couple, and that’s the way they want it to be.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not commented on who will and who will not be invited to their wedding.