Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding invitations have been printed

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, engagement

The invitations are printed, now who will be invited?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is drawing near and all of the details are coming together beautifully.  On March 22, Kensington Palace announced that the much-anticipated wedding invitations have now been printed.

The invitations were printed by the London-based fine print shop Barnard and Westwood. This business has been crafting royal invitations since 1985, as reported in People.

These lovely invitations feature Prince Harry's Three-Feathered Badge printed in gold ink with fine calligraphy and only the finest paper, and there is one other interesting touch.  The ink used was Made in the USA.

Kensington Palace released a video on their Twitter feed detailing how the invitations were made and showcased the artisans who created them.  The Palace went on to report that the process of making the invitations is known as die stamping.  It was manufactured on a machine from the 1930s that even has its own cute nickname.  She is called Maude.

The announcement of the printing of the invitations came only a day after it was reported that pastry chef Claire Ptak was brought on to create a lemon elderflower cake for their big day.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to be married at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19 in front of 600 invited guests, who will also be invited to attend a wedding luncheon to celebrate the union.

In the evening, a more intimate group of around 200 guests will be invited to attend a private reception given by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.

We will soon learn who will receive these stunning invitations.

Who do you want to see invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding?

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.