Meghan and Harry’s Wedding Invites Went Out and We’re Still Waiting for Ours

While it seems ours blew off the porch, a lucky few guests (600, to be exact) have received their invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials.

“Invitations to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have been issued in the name of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales,” their tweet read.

“Guests have been invited to the service at St George’s Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall, which is being given by Her Majesty The Queen,” the Palace said in a tweet. “Later that evening, around 200 guests are being invited to the reception at Frogmore House given by The Prince of Wales.”

And in typical royal form, these were far from the your everyday wedding invites. Made by Barnard & Westwood and printed in gold ink, the invitations featured the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales. A woman named Lottie Small performed the die stamping on an antique machine she calls Maude.

“Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship, printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s that she affectionately nicknamed Maude,” the tweet read.

“Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge.”

Barnard & Westwood has been making the royal invitations since 1985. According to Managing Director Austen Kopley, the company was “thrilled and honoured to be making them.”

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