THE lucky few members of the public invited to the wedding of the year are finding out this week that they have been chosen.

Some 1200 people have been picked to join the guests at the royal wedding, including a primary school pupil and an Afghanistan veteran.

They will joining 2640 people at Windsor Castle for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.

The couple asked Lord Lieutenants to invite 1,200 people to join the celebrations, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.

Among those chosen is Philip Gillespie, from Ballymena, lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

He is joined by Pamela Anomneze from Haringey, the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, a social enterprise that helps those recovering from mental health issues through the creative arts.

Primary pupil Reuben Litherland from Derby will be there.

Reuben was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at school.

And Amy Wright, chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, has received an invite.

The cafe provides employment training and support for young people aged 16 to 25 with special needs.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Barack Obama are not invited and nor is Theresa May, the BBC reports.