Soon-to-be royal wedding guests have told of their disbelief at being invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day.

Members of the public chosen to attend the Windsor wedding next month include a teenager who campaigns to raise awareness of difficulties for deaf people, and a mother who uses the arts to help people with mental health issues.

Among them is entrepreneur Rosie Ginday, 34, who set up the social enterprise and baking business Miss Macaroon in Birmingham in 2011, said she was "delighted" to get an invitation, after impressing Harry and Meghan with some of her trainees' macaroons during their visit to the city in March.

Her sweet treats organisation reinvests profits into developing disadvantaged young people's potential, training them as chefs, and offering them real world experience.

The qualified pastry chef and former English teacher said: "Harry and Meghan came to Millennium Point (Birmingham), and got to taste our macaroons which was really fun.

"They were both so passionate about meeting all the young girls there and took a real interest.

"They're accessible as well, and it's great to have a younger generation of royals showing they do care and they are invested in what young people can do."

Ms Ginday's organisation has worked with care-leavers, the homeless, lone single parents and those with mental health problems, introducing them to working life, at the firm's ship and bakery, and even giving some the chance to work at Michelin star restaurant Purnell's.

Another wedding guest was Rashid Bhayat, 38, who founded and runs Coventry's Positive Youth Foundation, which offers youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities in areas like music and sports.

He described his wedding invitation as "a glowing testament" to work of the youth organisation's volunteer trustees and staff who give up days, evenings and weekends, providing and running activities.

In January, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited and saw their work first-hand.

Speaking of his invite, he said: "I feel honoured to go and represent - it's not for me, but for all the people who have driven and keep driving the organisation forward."

He added: "I will be using the opportunity to raise the profile of our young people's work and the value of reinvesting in our youth."