100 members of the public to 'win' seats at Royal wedding

Posted By: Nairita Das
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London, Nov 24 (ANI): Prince William and Kate Middleton will hold a Willy Wonka-style "Golden Ticket" draw to invite members of the public to their April 29 wedding.

Around 100 lucky winners will get to attend the ceremony at the historic Westminster Abbey service.

And they will also be invited to raise a toast to the future king and his queen at the lavish reception, expected to be held at Buckingham Palace.

The exact method of picking which lucky members of the public are to join the Royal shindig has still to be worked out. illiam wants ordinary folks involved in his special day but it will be completely at random.

A source close to the St James's Palace planning committee revealed that, "William and Kate wanted the British people involved at a deeper level than simply holding street parties."

"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 doormat. Can you imagine? It's like winning a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket for your front-row seat in history," the Sun quoted the source as saying.

The winners will have to comply with a strict dress code and will face a full security check, however, once given the OK they will get an 'access all areas' invitation.

"The fortunate few will become the envy of their neighborhood. They will rub shoulders with royalty and world leaders - what a thing to tell your grandchildren," the source added.

William, 28, and his brother Prince Harry, 26, have asked members of the public to join them for public events in the past as well.

In October 2008, they invited 100 servicemen, many wounded, to the premiere of James Bond movie 'Quantum Of Solace'. (ANI)

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