Everyone wants to get invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, but who will actually snag an embossed royal ticket to the nuptials at Windsor Castle on May 19? Bookies are weighing in on the odds of big names like Paul McCartney and President Donald Trump getting invitations.
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Bookies from betting agencies Willam Hill and Paddy Power agree that Elton John is a lock at 1-50. William Hill also pegs John at 4-6 for performing the first song at the couple's wedding reception.
Elton John was friends with Harry's mother, Princess Diana, and turned his song "Candle in the Wind" into an anthem for the late princess.
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James Blunt and Harry are friends and served in the army together. In 2016, Blunt tweeted that Harry invited him to the Invictus Games via a text. William Hill says the odds Blunt is invited are 1-4, and Paddy Power has Blunt at a similar 3-10.
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Paddy Power puts Serena Williams at 1-9 odds. Though Markle and Harry did not attend Williams' wedding, Markle and Williams are good friends.
David and Victoria Beckham
They may not be royals, but David and Victoria Beckham are one of Britain's best-known power couples. The Beckhams are friends with both Harry and Prince William, and were invited to William's wedding to Kate Middleton. William Hill has David Beckham at 2-7 and Paddy Power has the Beckhams at a more confident 1-7.
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The other Spice Girls -- Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm -- are at 7-1 odds each, according to Paddy Power.
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It's well known that Harry and former President Barack Obama have a great rapport. They worked together promoting the Invictus Games competition for wounded soldiers. Though some British officials reportedly fear that inviting Mr. Obama might anger President Donald Trump, Harry's wedding is not considered a state event. A spokesperson for William Hill said that they "think Harry is in a position that he does not have to worry about the political implications of an invite." William Hill puts the Obamas at 1-3, while Paddy Power puts the couple at 3-10.
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President Donald Trump
Both betting agencies think it's very unlikely Mr. Trump will get an invitation to the royal wedding, putting him at 1-50 odds.
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William Hill puts Sir Paul McCartney at 11-8 odds, while Paddy Power puts him at 3-1.
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Paddy Power puts Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at 5-4 odds. Trudeau and Harry spent time together at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September.
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Sean Connery is at 3-1 odds by William Hill and 2-1 odds by Paddy Power.
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William Hill puts former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 8-1 while Paddy Power puts her at 5-1. Markle was a vocal Clinton supporter during the 2016 presidential election.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces unlikely odds of an invite: 9-1 by Paddy Power and 10-1 by William Hill.
Simon Cowell is at 10-3 odds by Paddy Power and 8-1 by William Hill.
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Betting agencies don't expect to see ITV host Piers Morgan at the royal wedding. Paddy Power has the TV personality at 9-1, while William Hill has him at 25-1.
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Anyone betting on Robert Mugabe attending Harry and Markle's wedding will get a huge payout if the fallen Zimbabwean president ends up invited. Paddy Power has him 275-1.