Royal wedding guests given seven pages of bizarre rules to follow

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

We’re just 10 days away from the royal wedding, but it might take guests invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials all that time to read through the bizarre list of rules they’ve been sent.

According to reports, friends and family of the loved-up couple have been told not to bring ‘swords or cameras’ to the event and they’re even banned from carrying luggage.

On top of that, each guest is expected to have to go through a thorough security check before they’re allowed to enter St George’s Chapel, where they’ll be asked for identification.

The Express reports that guests have been told to arrive at Windsor Farm Shop where they will be checked, before they board a shuttle bus bound for Windsor Castle.

Guests have reportedly been given seven pages of bizarre rules before they attend the royal wedding in 10 days’ time. Photo: Getty Images

Gifts are also not allowed on the day and there are also strict guidelines around the afternoon reception at Windsor Castle.

“It should be noted that gifts cannot be brought to St George’s Chapel or the reception that follows at Windsor Castle,” the guidelines reportedly state, according to the Express.

“Guests are advised to seek further guidance on delivery arrangements for any gifts to Kensington Palace.”

Guests will also be asked to “surrender mobile telephones” so they don’t take pictures of the couple on their big day.

The rules come after it was revealed last week that guests were left baffled by the palace’s instructions for them to bring a picnic with them to the wedding.

The royal couple will walk down the aisle on May 19th. Photo: Getty Images

Palace officials are said to have sent out letters to every member of the public on the guest list, which includes charity workers and community members, to tell them to bring their own food on the day.

The whole event is expected to take about four-and-a-half hours, and while guests will no doubt be delighted at seeing the royals tie the knot right before their eyes, there won’t be any food available for the guests to buy.

Speaking to the Guardian, Saeed Atcha, who founded youth magazine Xplode, said the whole thing was ‘unfathomable’.

He went on to say that some of the kids his charity helps out couldn’t understand where the royals thought they were going to get the money for the picnic from.

“I am of the same opinion. It’s unfathomable,” Saeed said.

“There’s a McDonald’s, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to bring in a filet meal.

“Maybe there will be a U-turn.”

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