Royal wedding invite for life-saving Lynn

The driving force behind a life-saving project to install public access defibrillators in Edinburgh has been invited to the Royal Wedding.

Lynn Cleal with Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross
Lynn Cleal with Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross in June 2017

Lynn Cleal, who leads the St John and the City project on behalf of St John Scotland, has helped the charity install more than 135 defibrillators across the city, some of which have already saved lives.

She was nominated by the Queen’s representative in Edinburgh, Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross, to attend the celebrations at Windsor Castle next month for the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She will be one of 2,500 people from around the UK specially invited to watch the arrivals of the happy couple and their wedding guests and see the start of the carriage procession.

Frank Ross, said: “Along with other Lord Lieutenants from across the UK, I was asked to nominate inspirational local people to attend the Royal Wedding and I am delighted Lynn has been chosen to receive an invite.

“Lynn is very deserving of the nomination and I hope she has a fantastic day to remember. As an inspiring volunteer, she works tirelessly to help St John Scotland’s life-saving work with the St John and the City project. Lynn will be a great ambassador for Edinburgh at the Royal Wedding and I hope she enjoys a happy day of celebrations - she certainly deserves it.”

Ms Cleal said: “I am absolutely delighted to be invited to the Royal Wedding, I’m still in shock at hearing the news! I’m honoured that Frank Ross as Lord Lieutenant nominated me, and I’m very proud to be there as a representative for the City of Edinburgh and the team at St John Scotland.”

In addition to those nominated by the Lord Lieutenants, guests will include:

  • 200 people from a range of charities and organisations with which Harry and Meghan have a close association.
  • 610 Windsor Castle community members, including members of the St George’s Chapel community.
  • 530 members of the royal households and crown estate.
  • 100 pupils from two schools close to the castle - the Royal and St George’s.

 

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