Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding: All the Famous Guests to Expect


Royal wedding fever is already well underway, just one day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

On Tuesday, Kensington Palace revealed that Harry and Meghan will tie the knot in May 2018 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. While the ceremony is expected to be a more intimate affair than Harry's brother, Prince William's, 2011 nuptials to Kate Middleton -- which was held at Westminster Abbey -- considering both Harry and Meghan's famous pals, we can expect to see a few familiar faces.

Let's take a look at the celebs who may be lucky enough to score an invite.

Serena Williams:

Though Meghan wasn't present at Serena Williams' fairy tale New Orleans wedding to Alexis Ohanian earlier this month, the two are good friends. Last September, Meghan shared a cute photo of the two at New York Fashion Week, when she came out to support Serena's show for HSN.

"My eyes are closed but my heart is so open!" she captioned the snap. "So proud of your new collection @serenawilliams. Happy I could be there to support you xx #NYFW."

The two have been good friends since at least January 2015, when Meghan tweeted a photo of them hugging after Serena's win at the US Open.

In her now-deleted blog, Meghan also gushed about being friends with the tennis legend.

"She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was traveling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down to earth chick I was able to grab lunch with just a couple weeks ago in Toronto," she wrote last year.

Priyanka Chopra:

Meghan is also good friends with actress Priyanka Chopra. Last September, Meghan Instagrammed the two attending a Hamilton performance together in New York City.

For her part, Priyanka Instagrammed a picture of her and Meghan having a girls' night out with filmmaker Mubina Rattonsey in Los Angeles last November.

Girls just wanna have fun.. @meghanmarkle @mubinarattonsey #LAlife

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ET spoke to Priyanka last December, when she said she would definitely attend the royal wedding.

"Listen, I love Buckingham Palace, so if the queen invites me, I'm there," she joked.

In May, Priyanka also wasn't shy about hoping Meghan's relationship with Harry would go the distance.

"She seems happy," the actress said of Meghan during her appearance on The Wendy Williams Show. "I think they look great together."

Patrick J. Adams:

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It's no secret that Meghan is good friends with her Suits love interest, Patrick J. Adams. On Monday, Patrick tweeted a sweet message about Meghan's engagement.

"Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious," he wrote. "Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love."

ET spoke with Patrick in June at the 2017 ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, where he had nothing but good things to say about the royal romance.

"Meghan and I have been such good friends for years now and to see her so happy is great. She's super excited," Patrick said. "I'm super happy for her and she's been such a pro in this season and it's going so well."

The Obamas:

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Harry has had a notably close friendship with former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama through the years. Barack and Michelle have been big supporters of Harry's Invictus Games, even engaging in some friendly competition with one another.

Even after the Obamas left office, the three have maintained their ties. In October, the 33-year-old royal and the former first lady surprised students at Hyde Park Academy, a high school in Chicago, ahead of the Obama Foundation Summit. 

Clearly, Michelle and Harry were more than happy to reunite!

Justin Trudeau:

Harry isn't the only one with ties to the political world. Meghan is friendly with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Last September, she Instagrammed a photo of the two in Ottawa for the One Young World summit.

She also shared photos of herself with his wife, Sophie, as well has her close friend, stylist Jessica Mulroney, enjoying some photo booth fun.


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Here's hoping we see a glimpse of RiRi at the ceremony! Last December, she and Harry appeared to make fast friends when they took HIV tests together on World AIDS Day. Harry also joined Rihanna at the Barbados stop of his Caribbean tour to celebrate the island's 50th Anniversary of Independence with a concert and fireworks show, along with a ceremonial monument unveiling.

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David and Victoria Beckham:

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David and Victoria Beckham were guests at William and Kate's 2011 wedding, and Harry and David have been spotted out together socially. In 2012, the former soccer star told Esquire that he has a “very normal relationship” with William and Harry, and that the young royals were “very easy to get along with.”

In April, Victoria was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Prince William for her contributions in fashion and her charity work.

Cara Delevingne & Margot Robbie:

Margot Robbie revealed that her Suicide Squad co-star, Cara Delevingne, was good friends with Harry during a LOVE magazine interview last July. The three were also photographed partying together over the holidays in 2015 at a bash thrown by model Suki Waterhouse.

"He's friends with Cara. He's the most normal guy ever," Margot said of Harry to LOVE magazine. "I didn't realize it was him [at the party]." 

Margot also let it slip that Cara sometimes drunk texted Harry. 

On Tuesday, Harry's communications secretary, Jason Knauf, said in a statement that Harry and Meghan will make sure their wedding “reflects who they are as a couple," and are leading the planning process for all aspects of the wedding. ET spoke with royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter, who said the couple will likely keep the guest list intimate.

“There's been a lot of speculation that Meghan's famous friends might take part, but I think the couple is going to be keen to avoid the circus that comes with that,” Victoria said. “This is not a red carpet affair [or] a celebrity wedding. This is a wedding between a member of the royal family and someone who happens to have been an actress. They're going to want to minimize the fuss.”

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