Irish sports hero on the guest list for Harry and Meghan wedding
Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has been invited to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
The former world number one is expected to be one of several famous faces at the royal wedding, alongside Meghan’s co-stars of Suits and tennis superstar Serena Williams.
The guest list for the wedding has been a hot topic in recent weeks, with the couple choosing not to invite British Prime Minister Theresa May, or US President Donald Trump.
Harry and Meghan have instead chosen to invite numerous members of the public to the wedding, as a thank you for doing outstanding work in their local community or to help good causes.
The wedding will take place on 19 May in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The chapel can only hold around 800 people, meaning tickets are very much sought after.
The smaller venue will make for a more intimate ceremony than when Harry’s older brother Prince William and Kate Middleton married in 2011.
Will and Kate tied the knot at Westminster Abbey which can accommodate 2,000 guests. On that occasion several current and former world leaders were in attendance.
Harry and Meghan have chosen to invite only people they are personally friends with.
McIlroy has been friends with Meghan for several years, and the two completed the “ice bucket challenge” together in 2014.
There were rumours that the two were an item, but royal biographer Andrew Morton dismissed that idea and stated the pair were just good friends.
McIlroy got married to former USPGA official Erica Stoll in 2017 at the stunning Ashford Castle in Co Mayo.