Clive Woodward, Ben Fogle and Tara Palmer Tompkinson Invited to Royal Wedding

28 April 2011

As Prince William and Kate Middleton become husband and wife, guests at the wedding of the year will include three of Speakers Corner’s top personalities - Sir Clive Woodward , Tara Palmer Tompkinson and Ben Fogle .

The royal couple has invited Sir Clive Woodward and his wife Lady Woodward to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Clive is a former Coach of the England Rugby Team and the British and Irish Lions. Prince William was invited by Sir Clive to join the British and Irish Lions rugby team on their tour to New Zealand in 2005.

Also invited to the wedding is Ben Fogle - travel writer, television presenter and adventurer and a friend of Prince William, as is Tara Palmer Tompkinson, a family friend of the royals for years.

Prince William, as President of the Football Association, has met footballer David Beckham on a number of occasions. They recently worked together as Ambassadors of England’s 2018 World Cup Bid. Beckham and his wife Victoria are also on the guest list, as are Sir Elton John and David Furnish and film director Guy Ritchie and singer Joss Stone, who  performed at the Concert for Diana at Wembley in 2007 and at City Salute in 2008.

Photographer Mario Testino will also be a guest at the wedding – he took Prince William and Kate Middleton’s official portrait photographs to mark their engagement.

Comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson has also been invited, along with Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister David Cameron and Nick Clegg and journalist Tom Bradby.

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