Guess Who's in Charge of Sending Out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Invites?

Guess Who's in Charge of Sending Out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Invites?

Shouldn't this task be delegated to an intern?

By Marianne Garvey

Of all people to be licking AHN-vel-opes.

Of course she probably has an envelope licker, but why the heck is Queen Elizabeth in charge with sending out the royal wedding invitations?

One, she’s the head of the Church of England, two she is in charge of who's on the list. 

The Queen sent out 1,900 invitations for her grandson Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011, and will do the same for Prince Harry when he marries Meghan Markle in May.

Wills and Kate’s invitations featured St. Edward's crown atop the royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II, embossed in gold.

The invites ran about $1,400 per every 100 gold and cream colored cards.

When Wills married, Her Majesty personally invited 40 heads of state, but did not extend an invite to then President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, because of the security costs. Um, since when were the royals strapped for cash? Anyway...

The invite read:

“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 required to wear uniform, morning coat or lounge suit. There is no dress code for female guests, although ladies will be required to wear a hat for the wedding service.”

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