A letter sent to commoners invited to the Royal Wedding tells them “to bring a picnic lunch as it will not be possible to buy food and drink on site”.
As many as 1,200 members of the public have been invited to Windsor Castle to witness the wedding, but invitees are said to have described the lack of catering as “unfathomable”.
One of the public guests, Rashid Bhayt, 38, told the Guardian: “There’s a McDonald’s, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to bring in a filet meal. Maybe there will be a U-turn.”
The visitors are to spend at least four hours inside castle grounds in order to avoid the castle looking empty on television.
A statement from Kensington Palace said: “The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.”