Three young people have been invited to represent the farming community of Powys at the Royal Wedding on Saturday.

County chairmen representing the Young Farmers Clubs of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknock, Caryl Hughes, Gemma Bufton and Mark Powell, will be among 1,200 members of the public invited to watch the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and guests to St George’s Chapel.

Caryl Hughes, Montgomeryshire YFC county chairman, from Dyffryn Tanat, said she was shocked to receive a letter from the Hon Dame Shân Legge-Bourke, Lord-Lieutenant of Powys, inviting her to join the celebrations in the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19.

“I was surprised! I’m not a royalist so I never thought I would ever have an invite to a royal wedding. It’s nice to be recognised for all the hours of volunteering. The YFC has been a massive part of my life since I joined aged 13.”

Caryl, who farms at Tu Hwnt i’r Afon at Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, near Llangollen, will swap her wellies and overalls for a glamorous outfit sponsored by Llanidloes boutique, L’Armoire.

Caryl has chosen Delyth Robinson, county vice-chairman, as her guest to the ceremony.

“She fully deserves it for her contribution and does just as much work as I do for the YFC.” she said.

Joining Caryl and Delyth at the Royal Wedding will be Gemma Bufton, Radnor YFC county chairman.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said the 29-year-old from Dolau, near Llandrindod Wells.

“It’s a huge honour to represent the YFC movement and be recognised for voluntary services to the rural community.

“I’m so proud of the work done by the YFC for young people in Mid Wales.”

Gemma received a letter at the beginning of April and the invite last week, and she hopes to take her mother, Dorothy, to the royal wedding.

“I wouldn’t be in this position without her. Mum has always pushed myself and my sister to achieve anything. She’s very excited about going to the royal wedding.”

Also representing Powys is Mark Powell, county chairman of Brecknock YFC. He said he’s immensely proud to represent the county.

“I was shocked to receive the letter in the post, I couldn’t believe it! I jumped at the opportunity to go to the wedding,” said the Bedwas High School teacher.

“I’m really looking forward to the big event. It’s going to be a memorable day for both myself and my partner, Carly.

“It’s an honour to be invited and it’ll be nice to get to know a few of the 1,200 people from across the country who have been invited for their community work at Windsor Castle,” he added.

Kensington Palace said 1,200 members of the public were chosen by nine Lord-Lieutenants from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.

The invited guests from Powys will have the chance celebrate and watch the guests arrive at St George’s Chapel and visit the chapel after the ceremony has finished.