Here’s Your First Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Gorgeous Wedding Invitations
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are busy finalizing their fast-approaching May 19 wedding. They recently revealed the details of their spring-inspired cake, and now, Kensington Palace has shared a look at the beautiful invitations, which have just been sent out.
“The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by Barnard and Westwood,” the Palace tweeted, noting that the printing house has been making royal invitations since 1985. “They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink.”
The rest of the invitation is printed in black ink, then “burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge.” The Palace also noted that the ink is American, and the card stock is English — a likely nod to both Markle, who is from the US, and her British husband-to-be.
“Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship [at Barnard and Westwood], printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping,” Kensington Palace explained. They were made on a machine that dates back to the 1930s and which Small has “affectionately” nicknamed Maude.
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
“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 Palace noted. Following the reception, approximately 200 guests will attend a reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the father of the groom, Prince Charles.
As previously announced, Prince Harry and Markle have also invited 2,640 members of the public to watch the bride and groom’s arrival at Windsor Castle on their wedding day. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will then take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Windsor to celebrate with the public.
What do you think of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding invitations? Let us know @BritandCo!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!