With Princess Beatrice’s wedding on the horizon, the well-to-do will be keeping their fingers crossed that a Save-the-Date will soon be dropping through the letter box.
While it has been said she won’t have a carriage procession or a showy ceremony at Windsor Castle like sister Eugenie, it’s still set to be a must-attend occasion.
But for some, the idea of not being invited won’t even be a consideration.
For while every wedding is special, when it comes to the highest profile nuptials, it seems there are some common elements — namely a glossy coterie of well-connected couples who show up at almost every one.
So who are these lucky serial guests, just how many weddings have they attended — and what are their chances of securing an invitation to the next Royal wedding?
Alison Boshoff looks over the guest lists of the biggest recent weddings to see who gets invited again and again and again . . .A raucous speech by 'King' Corden
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, May 2018
The wedding: The pomp and circumstance at Windsor, with an open-top carriage ride and a bride who walked herself down the aisle, had a dazzling guest list including Oprah Winfrey, the Beckhams and the Clooneys.
The guests: Eugenie and Beatrice have always been close to Harry. Eugenie was already friendly with Meghan when they met, having got to know her via mutual friend Misha Nonoo.
In the early days of the romance the pair were spotted on a double date at Soho House in Toronto with Eugenie and then boyfriend Jack, also a guest.
The pomp and circumstance at Windsor, with an open-top carriage ride and a bride who walked herself down the aisle, had a dazzling guest list including Oprah Winfrey, the Beckhams and the Clooneys
Misha Nonoo was there with then boyfriend Mikey.
James Corden gave a raucous speech at the reception dressed as Henry VIII. He was introduced to Harry by David Beckham during the Olympics bid, and they are close friends
Misha is one of Meghan’s dearest friends, having met her six years ago at an art fair, which she attended with first husband Alexander Gilkes, an art dealer.
Gilkes was at Eton with William and Harry.
James Corden gave a raucous speech at the reception dressed as Henry VIII.
He was introduced to Harry by David Beckham during the Olympics bid, and they are close friends.
His wife Julia works for interior design company Charles & Co, the firm said to have done the interiors for the Sussexes’ Frogmore Cottage home. James Blunt and wife Sofia were also there.
Blunt served in the Army like Harry and has helped Harry by performing at charity gigs, including the Invictus Games. Pippa and husband James added to the tally of Middletons at the ceremony.
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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, October 2018
Eugenie was a vision in a Peter Pilotto gown at her wedding at Windsor Castle to affable young businessman Jack Brooksbank
There were a large number of celebrities, many of them chums of Eugenie’s mum Fergie —including Kate Moss, Ricky Martin and Liv Tyler. Robbie Williams’s daughter Teddy was a bridesmaid.
The guests: Harry and Meghan attended — it’s said they revealed during the reception she was expecting.
Beatrice was Maid of Honour, while Pippa and James Matthews joined sister Kate and William.
Misha Nonoo was also there. Her ex-husband Alexander Gilkes was Eugenie’s boss at the auction house Paddle8 in New York; the couple took her under their wing when she moved to the city.
James Blunt and wife Sofia, who is granddaughter of the eighth Duke of Wellington, were there for their second Royal wedding of the year.
The singer was also at a notorious party in 2016 when Ed Sheeran had his face gashed with a ceremonial sword by Beatrice — who was pretending to ‘knight’ Blunt as a joke and caught Ed’s cheek.
Eugenie’s close friends Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling were also there.
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Lady Gabriella Windsor & Thomas Kingston, May 2019
Gabriella — the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent — wore a romantic white lace dress by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria to marry financier Thomas in front of