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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be small

The royal wedding by the numbers: 3,500 people were there when Harry’s parents got married. A small fraction of that will watch the prince marry Meghan Markle.
The crowd stands in front of Buckingham Palace, waiting for a kiss between Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Dutchess of Cambridge, druring the Royal Wedding in London on Friday, April, 29, 2011. (AP Photo/APTN) EDITORIAL USE ONLY NO ARCHIVE PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON THE FACTS OR EVENTS DEPICTED IN THIS IMAGE

For months prior to a royal wedding, people speculate on everything from the dress to the cake to the guest list. This year’s couple departed from royal traditions on the latter score, inviting fewer guests than some of their royal predecessors.

Instead, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opted to ask people from the general public to the grounds of Windsor Castle to “feel part of the celebrations.”