Four teenagers from Gwent have made it onto the guestlist for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding.

The couple asked Lord Lieutenants across the country to invite 1,200 people to watch part of the event.

In all, six people have been named as guests from Gwent, invited by the Lord Lieutenant of Newport.

They will watch the guests' arrival, listen to a broadcast of the ceremony from Windsor Castle's grounds, then see Harry and Meghan's departure.

Sarah Rose, 19, of Nantyglo in Blaenau Gwent, was invited to the wedding because of her service as a Lord Lieutenant Cadet last year.

"I'm quite excited to be invited," she said.

"I really didn't expect it. As a cadet I spent the year helping the Lord Lieutenant when members of the Royal Family come to visit the area.

"I'm going to take my mum, she's really happy about it."

Taran Fitzgerald, 17, of Chepstow, was also invited because of her involvement with the Lord Lieutenant's Cadets last year.

"It was more to do with how I worked in the community with younger cadets, teaching them the skills they will need to have successful cadet careers.

"I wasn't expecting it at all, but I'm really excited. My mum is coming with me, and it's her birthday on the same day so she's pretty excited too."

Another Lord Lieutenant Cadet on the invite list is 17-year-old Jospehine Hurry, originally from Denmark but now of Abergavenny.

Josephine explained her invitation came because of her work at a community centre and within the British Legion.

"I help elderly people get more familiar with computers and technology. My work in the community centre comes as part of my gold standard Duke of Edinburgh award," she said.

"I think it's pretty great that I've been invited. My mum is even more excited than me, and of course she's coming with me."

The youngest name on the list of invitees from Gwent was Gwent Police youth ambassador Alexander Willis, 16,

He told the BBC he was "honoured" to be invited to the wedding on May 19 because of his work as a Member of Youth Parliament.

Mr Willis was present at the Westminster attack which killed five people and injured more than 50 in March 2017 and has been working to tackle radicalism in young people since.

A lifelong supporter of the monarchy, Kim Jenkins, 61, of Abercarn, who works as a health care worker at Rockwood Spinal Injuries Hospital appealed directly to the Lord Lieutenant for her invitation.

Ms Jenkins explained that when she heard about the number of people being invited to the wedding she emailed the Lord Lieutenant to put her case forward as an ordinary person with the deepest respect for the royal family.

“I went to Phillip and Kate’s wedding and stood on the Mall cheering and waving,” she said.

“I actually feel like I’ve won the lottery. I offered to take my husband, but instead he’s going to drive me and my best friend. She’s over the moon too because she loves the royals as much as I do.”

Retired Royal Canadian Navy Captain, Rolfe Gibson Monteith, 95, who has dual citizenship for the UK and Canada and now lives in Gwent, has also been included on the invite list.

In 1968 Mr Monteith attended the Imperial Defence College before emigrating to Britain. He has worked ever since in UK industry, and was once chairman of a British Trade Association.