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Royal wedding: Who Prince William and Kate Middleton invited

Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited 1,900 people to join them when they tie the knot Friday at Westminster Abbey. Here's a look at some notables on the list, from Grammy-winners to representatives criticized by the international community for violating human rights.

Britain's rich and famous (but not royal)

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Shown in this April 20 photo, Singer Elton John attends the world premiere of 'The Union' featured as the opening night gala screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, in New York.

Sir Elton John, who brought comfort to grieving Britons with his performance of “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral, will now be attending her son’s wedding (but not performing). He’ll be joined by many other British celebrities, including filmmaker Guy Ritchie, the Beckham family, songwriter Joss Stone, actor Rowan Atkinson (better known as Mr. Bean), and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, who will be taking a break from attempts at world records in order to attend.

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