Revealing Facts About the Royal Wedding

INSIDE EDITION has more revealing facts about the royal wedding, including names on the guest list and details of the dress code.

Revealing Facts About the Royal Couple:

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been together for 8 years.
Kate is the first wife of British royalty to have lived with the king out of wedlock.
Kate is the first wife of a British monarch to have graduated from a university.
William and Kate are astrological opposites with Prince William being a Cancer and Kate a Capricorn.
Kate is allergic to horses but still watches Prince William play his infamous polo games.
The couple are distantly related. They are 12th cousins once removed through their common ancestor - the 16th century soldier Sir Thomas Leighton.
Their favorite drink is called a 'crack baby', which is made with fresh passion fruit mixed with vodka and champagne and served in a shot glass.
The couple's favorite song is "I Like The Way You Move" by the Body Rockers.

Guest List:

Around 1,900 people have been invited to the service at Westminster Abbey.

Around 600 people have been invited to the lunchtime reception at Buckingham Palace given by The Queen.

Around 300 people have been invited to the dinner at Buckingham Palace given by The Prince of Wales.

Kanye West, Prince William's favorite rapper.

David Beckham who worked with Prince William on England's 2018 World Cup bid. The Prince is President of the Football Association and the pair spearheaded the bid at a presentation in Zurich last year.

Victoria Beckham, who has sent clothes from her label to Buckingham Palace for Kate.  Keep an eye out for Victoria's fashion as she came close to upstaging Katie Holmes in Italy when Katie married Tom Cruise, wearing a big hat and a strapless dress.

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1,000 friends and family of the Prince and Miss Middleton.

200 members of the Government, Parliament, and diplomatic corps.

David and Samantha Cameron have been invited to the ceremony and Buckingham Palace reception.

80 representatives of the Prince's charities will also attend.

Dignitaries: The King of Saudi Arabia, The King of Jordan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Sultan of Oman, and the Sultan of Brunei are also said to be on the list at the personal invitation of the Queen.

Japanese royals will not attend due to the earthquake and tsunami

Dress Code:

Male guests with a military record have been asked to don their armed-forces dress uniform, while women are expected to wear elegant afternoon dresses with or without a coat, or an elegant matching ensemble with a hat. Women will change into formal gowns if they are lucky enough to attend Prince Charles's dinner.


Europe's royal families and sovereigns, who are given earlier warning than foreign heads of state and non-VIP guests, were notified of the upcoming nuptials via fax machine. The archaic mode of communication was supposedly chosen as an "efficient and polite way to inform people as quickly as possible" for "large-scale" events.

The EIIR on the invitation is die-stamped in gold and then burnished. The text on the invitation is also die-stamped. The edges of the invitation are bevelled then gilded.


Kate will travel to the Abbey by car. Rumor is that Jaguar XJ Seven vehicles were recently dispatched to a Government department, and are thought to be for royal use, to chauffeur guests at the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Or, the couple will be transported in Prince Charles and Camilla's Rolls-Royce Phantom VI limousine, which was set upon by a mob in December. The car was splattered with white paint and had a rear window cracked while there were reports that Camilla was touched by a protester