John Stillwell/ PA Wire
The invitations for Prince William and Kate Middleton's highly anticipated royal wedding have been mailed out, and we have a first look!
Approximately 1,900 invitations were sent out for the Friday, April 29 event, set to take place in London's Westminster Abbey.
Beneath a crown die-stamped in gold and then burnished, the text on the invitation is also die-stamped, while the edges of the invitation are bevelled then gilded. The text reads: "The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by The Queen to invite ______ to the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29th April, 2011 at 11 a.m."
According to the Prince of Wales' website, among those invited include over 1,000 of Prince William and Miss Middleton's family and friends; over 50 Members of the royal family; over 40 members of foreign royal families; over 200 members of government, parliament and diplomatic corps; approximately 80 guests drawn from Prince William's charities; 60 governors-general and realm prime ministers; and 30 Members of the defence services.
Attendees of the 11 a.m. ceremony are expected to dress in "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit." Following the wedding, approximately 600 people have been invited to the lunchtime reception at Buckingham Palace given by The Queen, and around 300 people have been invited to the dinner at Buckingham Palace given by The Prince of Wales.