Clarence House has just made public the confirmed guests that will be attending the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011. And there are some obvious attendees and a few surprises: Celebrity guests include David and Victoria Beckham, Sir Elton john, Guy Richie and Rowan Atkinson.
46 members of foreign royal families and dignitaries
over 200 members of government, parliament and diplomatic corps.
80 guests from Prince William’s charities, and some special friends that the Prince has known for some time.
60 governors- general and realm prime ministers.
MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Henry of Wales
The Duke of York
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
The Earl and Countess of Wessex
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence
Mr and Mrs Peter Phillips
Miss Zara Phillips with Mr Mike Tindall
Viscount Linley and Viscountess Linley
And The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones
The Lady Sarah Chatto and Mr Daniel Chatto
And Master Samuel Chatto
And Master Arthur Chatto
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
The Earl and Countess of Ulster
The Lady Davina and Mr Gary Lewis
Lady Rose and Mr George Gilman
The Duke and Duchess of Kent
Earl and Countess of St Andrews
The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor
The Lady Amelia Windsor
The Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor
The Lady Helen Taylor and Mr Timothy Taylor
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor
The Lady Gabriella Windsor
Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy
Mr and Mrs James Ogilvy
Miss Marina Ogilvy
The Lady Saltoun
MEMBERS OF FOREIGN ROYAL FAMILIES
The Prince and Princess of the Asturias
The Crown Prince of Bahrain
Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium
The Sultan of Brunei and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha
King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarian
The Queen of Denmark
King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Prince Constantine of Greece
Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait
Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso and Princess Mabereng Seeiso of Lesotho
The Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock
Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco
The Crown Prince and Princess of The Netherlands
The King and Queen of Norway
Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman
The Emir of The State of Qatar and Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
King Michael I of Romania and Crown Princess Margarita
Prince Mohamed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and Princess Fadwa bint
Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman
The Queen of Spain
The King of Swaziland
The Crown Princess of Sweden and The Duke of Västergötland
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
The King of Tonga
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia
Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
The Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda
The Governor-General of Australia and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce
The Governor-General of The Bahamas and Lady Foulkes
The Governor-General of Barbados
The Governor-General of Belize and Lady Young
The Governor-General of Canada and Mrs David Jonhnston
The Governor-General of Jamaica
The Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Satyanand
The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea and Mrs Michael Ogio
The Governor-General of the Solomon Islands and Lady Kabui
The Governor-General of St Christopher and Nevis
The Governor-General of St Lucia
The Governor-General of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Lady Ballantyne
The Prime Minister of Australia and Mr Tim Mathieson
The Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Ms Delores Miller
The Prime Minister of Barbados
The Prime Minster of New Zealand and Mrs John Key
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Lade Somare
The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Mrs Rosalia Nestor King
The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines and Mrs Ralph Gonsalves
The Premier of Bermuda and Mr Germain Nkeuleu
The Premier of The British Virgin Islands and Mrs Ralph O’Neal
The Premier of the Cayman Islands and Mrs Kerry Bush
The Hon Sharon and Mr Rodney Halford (Falkland Islands)
The Chief Minister of Gibraltar and Mrs Peter Caruana
The Chief Minister of Montserrat and the Reverend Doctor Joan Delsol Meade
The Hon John and Mrs Vilma Cranfield (St Helena)
Members of Government, Parliament and Devolved Administrations
The Prime Minister and Mrs David Cameron
The Deputy Prime Minister and Ms Miriam Gonzalez Duantez
First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Mrs William Hague
The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Hon Mrs Osborne
The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor and Mrs Kenneth Clarke
The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equalities, and Mr Philip May
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and Mrs Jeremy Hunt
The Rt Hon Ed Miliband, MP and Ms Justine Thornton
The Speaker of the House of Commons and Mrs John Bercow
The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales and the Lady Elis-Thomas
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and Mrs Alex Fergusson
The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Mrs William Hay
The Lord Speaker and Mr Martin Hayman
First Minister of Wales and Mrs Carwyn Jones
First Minister of Northern Ireland and Mrs Peter Robinson
First Minister of Scotland and Mrs Alex Salmond
The Mayor of London and Mrs Boris Johnson
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor and The Lady Mayoress
Sir Gus and Lady O’Donnell
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of Westminster and Count Paolo Filo della Torre
Mr and Mrs Simon Fraser
Representatives from the Church and other Faiths
The Most Reverend Gregorious, Archbishop of the Greek Archdiocese of Thysteira and Great Britain
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Rowan Williams
Rabbi Anthony Bayfield
Mr Anil Bhanot
The Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Archbishop Sean Brady
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend David Chillingworth
The Right Reverend John Christie, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Mr Malcolm Deboo President, Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe
The Rt Reverend Doctor Norman Hamilton
The Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend Alan Edwin Harper
Monsignor Philip Kerr, The Convener, Action of Churches Together in Scotland
Commissioner Elizabeth Matear, Salvation Army
The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend Doctor Barry Morgan
The Reverend Gareth Morgan Jones, President of the Free Church Council of Wales
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-Connor
The Archbishop of Westminster, The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols
Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Rabbi Alan Plancey
Imam Mohammad Raza
The Chief Rabbi (Lord Sacks)
The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala, Acting Head Monk, The London Buddhist Vihara
Maulana Syed Raza Shabbarm, Muhammadi Trust
Mr Natubhai Shah, President, the Jain Academy
Dr Indarjit Singh, Director, Network Sikh Organisations (UK)
Canon Christopher Tuckwell
The Reverend Martin Turner
The Archbishop of York and Mrs John Sentamu
Senior Members of the Defence Services
Major General and Mrs William Cubitt, Major General Commanding Household Division and GOC London District
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff General Sir Nicholas and Lady Houghton
Air Vice-Marshal the Hon. David and Mrs Murray, Defence Services Secretary
General Sir David and Lady Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff
Admiral Sir Mark and Lady Stanhope, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff
General Sir Peter and Lady Wall, Chief of the General Staff
Mr David Allan: David Allan is the Chairman of Mountain Rescue, England and Wales. Prince William has been Patron of the organisation since 2007.
Major Tom Archer-Burton: Major Archer Burton was Prince William and Prince Harry’s Commanding Officer in the Household Cavalry. He also led the Burnaby Blue expedition to southern Africa – an African community project supported by Sentebale, in which Prince Harry was involved.
Mr Charlie Mayhew: Charlie Mayhew is Chief Executive of the Conservation Charity, Tusk Trust.
Mrs Alison Moore-Gwyn: Alison Moore Gwyn is Chief Executive of Fields in Trust.
Mr Seyi Obakin: Seyi Obakin is Chief Executive of Centrepoint. Centrepoint London
Mr Peter Cross: Peter Cross is Chief Executive of the charity SkillForce, of which Prince William has been Patron since 2009.
Miss Amanda Berry: Amanda Berry is Chief Executive of Bafta. Prince William has been President of Bafta since 2010.
Mrs Ann Chalmers: Ann Chalmers is Chief Executive of the Child Bereavement Charity. Prince William has been Patron of the Charity since 2009.
Mrs Julia Samuel: Julia Samuel is Chair of the Child Bereavement Charity and also a family friend of Prince William. Prince William has been Patron of the Charity since 2009.
Mrs Tessa Green: Tessa Green is former Chairman of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Prince William became President of The Royal Marsden in May 2007 having undertaken two days of work experience there in 2005.
Mr Simon Johnson: Simon Johnson worked closely with Prince William as Chief Operating Officer of the FA’s 2018 World Cup bid.
Sir Trevor Brooking: Sir Trevor is the Football Association’s Director of Football Development
Sir Clive Woodward: Sir Clive Woodward is a former Coach of the England Rugby Team and the British and Irish Lions.
Mr Gareth Thomas: Gareth Thomas met Prince William several times in his role as Vice Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union.
Mr Ian Thorpe: Prince William met the Olympic swimmer on a visit to Australia in 2010.
Mr Barty Pleydell-Bouverie: Barty Pleydell-Bouverie, led the Cycle of Life charity bike ride across Africa in 2008, which raised money for the Tusk Trust.
Rear Admiral Ian Corder: Rear Admiral Ian Corder, Rear Admiral of Submarines. Prince William was appointed Commodore-in-Chief of Submarines by The Queen in 2006
Brigadier Ed Smyth-Osbourne: Brigadier Smyth-Osbourne was Prince William and Prince Harry’s Commanding Officer in the Household Cavalry Regiment and acted as their military mentor.
Major William Bartle-Jones: Major Bartle-Jones was Prince William’s Squadron Leader in the Household Cavalry Regiment based in Windsor.
Wing Commander Steven Bentley: Wing Commander Steve Bentley is Prince William’s Search and Rescue Force Squadron Leader at RAF Valley, Anglesey.
Sergeant Keith Best: Sgt Keith Best is a colleague of Prince William’s at RAF Valley, in Anglesey, North Wales.
Squadron Leader Paul Bolton: Squadron Leader Paul Bolton is a colleague of Prince William’s at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales.
Wing Commander Kevin Marsh: Wing Commander Kevin Marsh met Prince William through his service in the RAF.
Lance-Corporal Martyn Compton, from the Household Cavalry. He was injured in an ambush in Afghanistan in 2006.
Miss Holly Dyer: Holly is sister to 2nd Lieutenant Joanna Dyer, who was killed by a bomb in Iraq in 2007. Joanna was a close friend of Prince William’s at Sandhurst.
Mrs Susie Roberts: Susie Roberts is the widow of Major Alexis Roberts, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007. Major Alexis Roberts was Prince William’s Platoon Commander at Sandhurst.
Mr and Mrs Bryn Parry: founded the charity Help for Heroes to assist wounded service men and women.
Mr Edward Gould: Mr Edward Gould was Master of Marlborough College when Miss Middleton was a student.
Dr Andrew Gailey: Dr Andrew Gailey is the Vice-Provost of Eton College and was Prince William’s Housemaster.
The Hon Edward Dawson-Damer: Australian Ed Dawson-Damer, ex-Irish Guards officer, who was Equerry to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in the 1980s.
Mr Sam Stevenson: New Zealander Sam Stevenson was Prince William’s New Zealand equerry during his visit to the country in July 2005.
Sir John Major: Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, Sir John Major was appointed a guardian to Prince William and Prince Harry with responsibility for legal and administrative matters when Diana died in 1997.
Mr Rowan Atkinson: The actor Rowan Atkinson is a close friend of The Prince of Wales.
Mr Tom Bradby: The journalist and news reporter Tom Bradby has known both Prince William and Miss Middleton for some time.
Mr Ben Fogle: Ben Fogle has met Prince William on a number of occasions.
Sir Elton John: Sir Elton John performed at the funeral of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Mr and Mrs David Beckham: Prince William, as President of the Football Association, has met footballer David Beckham on a number of occasions.
Mr Guy Ritchie: Guy Ritchie is a friend of Prince William and Miss Middleton.
Miss Joss Stone: singer
Mr Mario Testino: Photographer Mario Testino took Prince William and Miss Middleton’s official portrait photographs to mark their engagement.
Miss Tara Palmer-Tomkinson: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is a friend of The Prince of Wales and his family.
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen: Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen is a friend of Prince William and Miss Middleton.
Mr Galen Weston: Canadians Galen and Hilary Weston are friends of The Prince of Wales and his family.
Please note, the is is not a complete list of those attending the wedding.