The King of Jordan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Sultan of Oman, the King of Bahrain, the Sultan of Brunei and the King of Saudi Arabia as well as the Emperor of Japan, the King of Malaysia, the King of Tonga and the King of Thailand- are all being invited to attend William and Kate's big day.
Nearly 1,900 guests have been invited to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middletonwhich is going to be held at Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29.Among them 40 are the crowned heads including the Middle East and European rulers,and more them half are the friends of the couple.
This would be the largest proportion of guests ever invited who would also attend the post-wedding breakfast at Buckingham Palace.
King of Thailand would be able to make it because of his ailing health and all the rulers have yet to confirm the wedding invitaion formally.
US Presidentand his wife Michelle are not being invited to the wedding although they have been invited to Buckingham Palace for a state visit in May in what is being seen as a ‘sweetener’.
The Royal wedding invitation 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 11.00am.
‘A reply is requested to State Invitations Secretary, Lord Chamberlain’s Office, Buckingham Palace.’
Gentlemen are going to wear uniform, morning coat or lounge suit. while the ladies wear a hat for the wedding service and there is no dress code for the ladies.They are free to wear whatever they want.