Royal wedding invitations sent out

Monday February 21, 2011

The most sought-after wedding invitation of the year has now been sent out.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's guest list of 1,900 have received the card, which bears the Queen's insignia.

It is in her name that the invitation has been sent.

The simple wording proclaims that the Lord Chamberlain has been "commanded by the Queen" to invite the holder to the marriage at Westminster Abbey at 11 am on April 29.

William is referred to by his full title, His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, KG – the final letters signifying his Order of the Garter honour.

The 10in by 6in card is embossed with gold lettering and has guilded edges.

It includes information about the dress code.

Guests are requested to wear military uniform, tails or a business suit.

Six hundred of the lucky invitees have also been asked to a reception hosted by the Queen immediately after the ceremony.

Meanwhile, 300 of those are invited to a evening dinner hosted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Invitations to those events are being kept under wraps, as they are private.

Photo: © Getty Images

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