Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding guest list just got much bigger


Meghan Markle is expected to be baptized this month at Kensington Palace in a private ceremony with her family, including her mother and her father, ahead of the royal wedding, a report said Sunday. As well as Prince Harry, Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, and dad, Thomas Markle, are also set to fly to the United Kingdom to attend the ceremony. Markle's parents divorced when she was 6 years old.

However, The Sun is reporting that several of Markle's close friends will be in attendance, including British reality TV star Millie Mackintosh, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, and Violet von Westenholz, who is a friend of Prince Harry's.

The couple will marry on Saturday, May 19, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Ms Markle doesn't have to convert religion in order to marry Prince Harry but it is believed she is getting baptised as a sign of respect for the Queen who is the head of the Church of England. The baptism will see Meghan - who was raised Protestant - join the Church of England.

Another person who Markle has grown very close to in recent months and will not be at the hen party is the Duchess of Cambridge, who is now seven months pregnant with her third child.

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The Home Office confirms that licensing hours in England and Wales will be relaxed for two days at the time of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle are inviting 2,640 people from all walks of life to help them celebrate their big day.

About 1,200 people will be members of the general public. Around 200 will represent charities and other organizations supported by the couple, with local schoolchildren, residents of Windsor and members of the Royal Household making up the balance.

The number does not include those invited to the ceremony at the castle's St George's Chapel, which seats about 800.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.