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The guest list is said to contain some famous stars – with two big names in particular confirmed by an insider.
Elton John, 71, a close friend of the royals, is said to be on the guest list for the wedding, which will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.
The revelation comes despite his joking on BBC Radio 2 yesterday that he was yet to receive an invitation to the event.
“We haven’t had an invitation yet,” Elton John told presenters on the radio show. The music star joked he could simply “roll”.
“I live on a hill, so I could just roll down there. It’s rolling distance,” he added – referencing his Windsor home nearby the
Despite Elton’s humorous response, a palace insider told Express.co.uk both Elton and his husband David Furnish, 55, “have both been invited.”
He added that another bestselling British musician had made the cut for the guest list.
“Sting – Gordon Sumner – is also on the list.” The reason for this, said the source, is the close friendship between Sting, 66, and Prince Charles, 69.
It has been long suspected Elton John would attend the wedding, given his royal connection. He previously sang at the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.
He also cancelled two tour dates in Las Vegas which clashed with the wedding on May 18 and 19 this year.
The source also addressed a rumour, started by Melanie B in an interview, that the Spice Girls would attend the royal wedding.
“Spice Girls? No. Definitely not. I don’t know where that came from,” said the insider.
The royal wedding invitation mentioned Meghan Markle’s divorce from producer Trevor Engelson in 2013, it was revealed yesterday.
A particular phrase denoted the fact that Meghan has already been divorced once before her engagement to Prince Harry.
It is believed the use of the title “Ms” to describe Meghan is the appropriate way to acknowledge a female divorcee.
This is in contrast to Kate Middleton, 36, who was described as “Miss Catherine Middleton” on the wedding invitation circulated ahead of her marriage to Prince William, 35, in 2011.