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Posted at 9:21 PM ET, 02/20/2011

Who's invited to the royal wedding?

By Autumn Brewington

The palace is staying mum on the guest list, but a few details have come out this weekend about who will be invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

About 1,900 eight-inch-by-six-inch embossed invitations -- which note that the request is made at the command of the queen -- were sent last week, and the lion's share appears to have gone to friends of the couple. "William and his bride-to-be have been allowed to invite more than 1,000 of their friends, by far the largest proportion of guests who will attend the service and the post-wedding breakfast at Buckingham Palace," the Daily Mail reports.

Among the guests will be about 50 members of Britain's royal family and about 40 foreign royals, the Daily Telegraph reports. (The palace sent save-the-date faxes to foreign royals last month.)

Not attending is Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of William's uncle Prince Andrew.

There is speculation that soccer star David Beckham -- who was with William, the president of England's Football Association, in December when England lobbied to host the 2018 World Cup -- may be invited. His wife, Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer Victoria, said last week that she was sending a selection of her spring/summer dresses to the royal bride-to-be.

Reportedly not on the list are the Obamas, though the blow is thought to have been softened with the invitation for a state visit to Britain in May.

Click below for Associated Press video on the invitations:

By Autumn Brewington  | February 20, 2011; 9:21 PM ET
Categories:  Guest list, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Royal family  | Tags:  Autumn Brewington  
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Comments

NOT invited: the Obamas.

Payback's a bit ch.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | February 20, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

NOT Caring: the Obamas

Jealousy is ug ly!

Posted by: Misty630 | February 21, 2011 9:20 AM | Report abuse

The bride will be in white as well as the entire guest list.

Posted by: msjn1 | February 21, 2011 12:14 PM | Report abuse

It seems very odd that the President and First Lady are not invited to this royal wedding. America should return the favor and snub England when there is a royal American event here in the US. These royals from Britain are no better than anyone else. It's all in their minds.

Posted by: jimy101 | February 21, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't think it's odd. Michelle broke protocol whe they were there before (grabbing Queen), and I doubt they want her behaving that way at William's wedding. Let her make headlines at a state dinner.

Posted by: sunnyday1 | February 21, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Re: "The bride will be in white as well as the entire guest list."

That's not true, but if it were, so what? They can invite anybody they want.

Posted by: sunnyday1 | February 21, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Ferguson has not been invited to the Royal Wedding? Sarah Ferguson is officially a royal embarassment.

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Posted by: ThomasChi | February 21, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I thought the snobby attitude of the so call royal family has cased since the death of a real human being like Dianna. I guess they are back. May they stay in England and never come here. We have enough issues.

Posted by: tp613 | February 21, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I thought the snobby attitude of the so call royal family has cased since the death of a real human being like Dianna. I guess they are back. May they stay in England and never come here. We have enough issues. To snub the president of the United States weather he goes or not,is an insult to the our nation. May we snub them back when they come to visit. No bowing. We do not bow to any royals. This country was founded by individuals wanting out of the snobby rule of the royal family.

Posted by: tp613 | February 21, 2011 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh Lord. IT'S NOT A STATE FUNCTION. They don't *have* to invite the Obamas. I doubt the President and Mrs. Obama even care. Stop reading emotion and insult and weirdness into a matter of protocol. IT'S NOT PERSONAL. It's not an insult to the Obamas, and it's not political. Get over it, both Obama-supporters *and* Republican drama queens. It means nothing.

And may they NOT stay in the UK--the Brits are dear friends and allies of ours (I had an absolutely fantastic time over there). And I would be thrilled to meet Diana's son.

Posted by: NYC123 | February 23, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

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