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Prince William and Kate Middleton are following in his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana's, footsteps in hoping to be known as the "People's Prince and Princess."

The royal bride and groom have decided that 100 lucky members of the British public will "win" a wedding invitation to their April 29th wedding via a Willy Wonka - style "Golden Ticket" drawing.

The 100 guests will attend the wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey and be invited to toast the happy couple at a reception at Buckingham Palace.

Yesterday it was reported that the royal couple are "over the moon -- on cloud nine" after their wedding date and ceremony location were officially announced.

And while most of the wedding guests will be heads of state, royalty from around the world and family and friends of the couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton want to give the public a chance to celebrate with them.

A source close to the St. James's Palace planning committee revealed: "William and Kate wanted the British people involved at a deeper level than simply holding street parties. They were crystal clear on this from the outset and were delighted when the idea of a random selection was mooted."

The exact lottery method is still being determined but the winners of the drawing will find out that they're invited to the wedding by receiving a formal invitation in the mail.

Before being allowed into Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, the winners will go through a background/security check and have to comply with the wedding's strict dress code.

Once they pass the security check, they will be given an all access invitation.

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  • Ahmed Mohamed

    I wish if I attend the wedding , it will be the highlight of my entire life , when I heard the news I was so happy for the young couple , and I pray God to bless them .

    I pray God if the young couple invite me!

    I am normal person but I am 100% royalist

  • Sandra Tait

    I am from NZ and would dream to attend this wedding. I am a Royal follower

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