The Western Isles will be represented at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on Saturday 19 May by Kerry and Kirsty MacPhee from South Uist, it was officially announced today (Wednesday April 18th).

The sisters have established names for themselves at national and international levels with Kerry having participated in the Scottish, British and European Cycling Championships as well as the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and both have been competitors in the Island Games, representing the Western Isles.

Lord-Lieutenant Donald Martin, who had been invited to nominate the islands’ representatives, said: “ I am delighted that Kerry and Kirsty are able to accept the invitation
for this special event and I am sure they will enjoy the experience as well as being excellent ambassadors for our community”.

Kerry said “ Kirsty and I are absolutely honoured to be asked to attend the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.

"We are both extremely proud to come from the Western Isles and it is a community that has got behind us in all our
endeavours.

"We very much look forward to the opportunity to once again represent our beautiful islands at the forthcoming Royal Wedding.”