SIX people from Worcestershire have been invited to represent the county at the Royal Wedding next month.

The lucky guests will be at the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19.

They were selected from a dozen nominations by the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, for making outstanding contributions to their communities.

The group includes, Kim Bull, from Worcester who retired in March after 15 years managing the Cardiac Catheter Lab at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

She said: "My first thoughts were, 'was it real?'

"I messaged my son and asked if it was his idea of a joke!

"The following morning I contacted the Lieutenancy office and the Lord-Lieutenant's PA confirmed that I had been nominated and yes it was true.

"The date was already in my diary because it is a day I wanted to enjoy, now I will actually be in Windsor Castle grounds, it's amazing and a day I will treasure.

"I feel totally shocked and honoured."

Olivia Parson, from Marley near Malvern, will be attending for her work co-founding charity Educate Enkerende, which helps raise money to build a new school for the children of the Masai Mara, Kenya.

She said, "I could not believe that I had genuinely been invited. It was very humbling to feel that the charity work I have done over the last few years has been recognised.

"It is such once in a lifetime opportunity - I feel as if someone is going to pinch me and tell me it is not real at any moment."

Also invited is Laura Gill from Worcester, who founded The Monday Night Club; a social club for adults with learning disabilities.

She said, "I am so looking forward to the 19th May. I can't wait to see the children, George and Charlotte, all dressed up."

Others attending are a police officer, a young carer from Worcester who has looked after her father since she was eight years old and an 11-year-old from Malvern, an Acorn’s Children’s Hospice volunteer, who after losing her baby brother decided to help support children in the same situation.