A volunteer with St John Ambulance in Preston is one of the lucky few to be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day.
John Wareing, who has given 45 years’ service to the charity, is one of the 1,200 members of the public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle for the big day.
“I was really surprised when I received an email saying I had been invited,” said John, who is going with his wife Margaret.
“I feel very honoured and proud to be invited to represent St John Ambulance volunteers at the Royal Wedding.
“I’m very much looking to it.”
The special invitation came after Kensington Palace announced that 1,200 people would be invited to join in the celebrations.
This included young people who have shown strong leadership and those who have served their communities.
Dr Iain Robertson OBE DL, chairman of the charity County Priory Group, said: “John has been a volunteer with us for many years and has spent thousands of hours over the years using his first aid skills in the community and also training others in those vital skills.
“We at St John Ambulance are thrilled that John, and his wife Margaret, have been invited to this very special occasion.”
John and Margaret, will be among those lucky enough to be invited to watch the arrival of the bride and groom and their guests at St George’s Chapel on May 19, and to see the newlyweds start their carriage procession through Windsor.
Prince Harry and Meghan will then be married in St George’s Chapel with friends.