Royal wedding invite for Middlesbrough College student Luke

18 May 2018

Level 2 Performing Arts student Luke Bishop has been invited to be part of The Royal Wedding and is set to travel to Windsor to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day!

The couple are going to be married on May 19th at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, with a reception at St George’s Hall. The royal family announced earlier in the year that they were inviting 1,200 members of the community to their wedding, particularly recognising young people who have served their communities.

Community- focussed Luke was nominated to receive a wedding invitation by the vicar of his local church for his services to the church and community through his singing and Scout Association work.

Luke, who is a gifted singer, is a member of the St Leonards Church in Loftus choir and sings in various church services around the local area.

As a lover of the outdoors, Luke is also involved in charity work with the Scout Association and volunteers as an activity leader for the Beavers and Cub Scouts.  Once he turns 18 Luke is hoping to become a Scout leader, and it’s no surprise that he will be wearing his full scout uniform for The Royal Wedding.

Luke is aspiring to have a career in the Police Force after completing his course at College and is also hoping to begin work on his Duke of Edinburgh Awards this summer, a true community champion.

Luke said “When I received the invitation I was gobsmacked! I actually thought it was an April fools as I was sent the invitation on April fool’s Day!

“I am taking my Dad as my plus one on the day. It’s crazy because everyone keeps saying to me that they will be watching out for us on the TV! 

“I am really looking forward to the day and feel very privileged to be invited to such a big national occasion.”

For those of us not lucky enough to be on the guest list the next best option is to watch the wedding service live on television, coverage begins at 9am till 3pm on 19th May.

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