Prince Edward is the youngest of four children and the third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is known as the Earl of Wessex, and is 9th in line for the throne.
According to the Home Affairs Ministry, the invitation sent to the Royal Family had been accepted.
Queen Elizabeth’s oldest son Prince Charles attended Sri Lanka’s 50th Independence celebrations in 1998 as the Chief Guest.
This year’s theme for the independence celebration is “One Nation” and the Home Affairs Ministry stated that invitations had also been sent out to the royal families of Thailand and Japan.