Were you one of the billions of people tuning in to watch the Royal Wedding on Saturday? If so you probably remember seeing tons of guests on the grounds of Windsor Castle as Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in the castle’s St George’s Chapel.
Well, those a lot of those people were handpicked to attend Windsor Castle and were made up of local volunteers and charity workers.
They received a special invitation into the grounds of Windsor Castle all because they “made their cities, towns, and villages a better place to live”.
And these giving people who give of their time, talents and love certainly received back that day.
In fact, they were all given a cute cream and blue goodie bag which were monogrammed with Harry and Meghan’s initials, the wedding date and the location of the ceremony. The canvas bags were overflowing with gifts and treats.
But amazingly, they are already trying to sold on eBay!
The goodie bags included a tin of shortbread, a giant chocolate coin, a fridge magnet, a coupon with a 20% discount in the castle shop, a bottle of Windsor Castle water and the wedding program.
That is a big coin!
The Royal Wedding Program
The shortbread was a bit small.
And of course the Windsor Castle water and wedding fridge magnet.
“The wedding was fabulous,” one guest told PEOPLE. “The really nice touch was the goodie bag everyone was given together with a copy of the service.”
These special guests were able to witness the moment the world’s most famous faces arrived at the grounds and made their way into the chapel.
Amongst the A-listers invited to the ceremony were George Clooney, David Beckham, and Serena Williams.
And, of course, the ground’s guests got to see the Queen herself, up close, as she arrived to attend the wedding of her grandson, sixth in line to the throne.
The guests on the castle grounds said it would be a day they wouldn’t forget for as long as they lived.
Twelve-year-old Jorja Furze, an amputee, was invited to the ceremony after setting up an anxiety group to help her fellow students adjust to life in high school.
Her mother, Gabrielle, explained that they were both driven to the castle in a buggy, following the route of the carriage carrying Prince Harry and Meghan took.
“People were cheering as we were going past,” Jorga said. “I felt like a celebrity. I will always remember today.”
Thirty-two-year-old Hayley Ash and Tessa Hince, also 32, were invited for helping those who are alone during the holiday season.
“It was so crazy,” Hince added. “We got pictures of David Beckham, George Clooney, Victoria Beckham, Prince Harry and Prince William walking in. I couldn’t believe how close we got to everyone.”
From the communities leaders and volunteers to the gospel choir who closed the ceremony with “This Little Light Of Mine”, the overall feel was that everyone felt a part of the special day.