It’s thought the pair will hold a draw for the special tickets to sit alongside royalty and celebs in Westminster Abbey
Hats at the ready! It’s going to be the wedding of the century, and now you can get your hands on tickets. Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced plans to release one hundred invitations to their wedding to the public, and allocate them using a special a lucky draw.
The newly engaged pair – who confirmed the date of their wedding as April 29 yesterday, have reportedly requested the public be involved in their special day, and want to invite a handful of lucky people to the ceremony.
It’s thought Kate and William will hold a ballot for the golden tickets, which will see holders rub shoulders with royalty and celebrities alike at the special event in Westminster Abbey.
‘William and Kate wanted the British people involved at a deeper level than simply holding street parties,’ one insider at St James’s Palace revealed.
‘They were crystal clear on this from the outset and were delighted when the idea of a random selection was mooted.
‘Those lucky enough to land an invitation will only find out when it drops on their door mat.’
It’s thought the fortunate few will have to comply to a strict dress code, and receive a special security check, but when given the all clear will receive an ‘access all areas’ pass to the nuptials.
Yesterday the couple’s private secretary Jaime Lowther-Pinkerton confirmed they were ‘over the moon’ and couldn’t wait to get on with planning their big day.
‘The couple are completely over the moon. I’ve never seen two happier people,’ he revealed. “They’re on cloud nine like any other newly-engaged couple’.