September 25

Royal wedding Golden Ticket holders will not be able to watch the

Manchester Arena bombing survivor Amelia Thompson received a ticket to the Royal WeddingCredit:Jon Super They have been described as the Royal wedding’s lucky golden ticket holders – members of the public granted access to the grounds of Windsor Castle to witness the festivities first hand.But the 2,460 people Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have invited “to feel part of the celebrations” will be the only people in the whole country unable to watch the ceremony.The guests will see the bride and groom arrive at St George’s Chapel but will then be reduced to listening to proceedings via a PA system, while the world and his wife watches it unfold on television.Even the crowds gathered on the Long Walk and throughout Windsor will be able to watch the wedding service on large screens erected across the town. Manchester Arena bombing survivor Amelia Thompson The lucky few, including charity representatives and others nominated for their bravery or work in the local community, have already been told to bring a picnic lunch. The ensuing outrage prompted Kensington Palace to confirm that light snacks and drink would be provided.The crowd gathered inside the castle walls will be hoping that at the very least, Prince Harry and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, will stop and greet them as they arrive at the ceremony. Those granted exclusive access to the grounds will comprise 1,200 members of the public, 1,140 palace staff, 200 people associated with the couple’s favoured charities and 100 local schoolchildren. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more