Neither Obama Nor Trump Will Be Invited To The Royal Wedding

Apr 11, 2018, 08:58

Unlike the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and much to the disappointment of many Brits, the day of the wedding was not declared a United Kingdom public holiday.

The royal couple have decided not to invite world leaders and political figures in their official capacities, Kensington Palace said.

Kensington Palace earlier named some of the members of the public chosen to join the crowds in the grounds of Windsor Castle on the big day.

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"If Mr Obama was invited, the invitation could look like a snub to Mr Trump, and His Royal Highness would not wish to cause a diplomatic row".

"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will exchange their 'I do's" in Windsor on 19 May, are "incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them", Kensington Palace further added. (AAP) Harry and Meghan don't have to invite world leaders to the wedding because of Harry's position in the succession to the throne.

Amy told Yahoo Style about her excitement at being invited to the big day, saying: "It was an awesome honour and a privilege to be asked to be part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding and just the fact that they're deciding to invite members of the public is great".

To be one of the 1,200 members of the public invited to the celebrations outside the church, you need to have overcome adversity or contributed to the community.

Some people thought Harry would extend an invite to the couple, as he seems quite friendly with Barack in particular - especially considering he sent a tweet of congratulations when news broke of their engagement. Though reports circulated that the royal family was afraid that extending an invite to the Obamas would offend the current president, it's more likely that the reason for the tight guest list has to do with location. He lost his leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. She's taking the grandmother of a 15-year-old who died in the attack as her guest.

While Prince Harry, who is obliged as a royal to be politically neutral, has never spoken publicly about Trump, Markle strongly criticized the now president in 2016.

The royal couple chose to instead invite members of the pubic to their wedding.

Others will include members of the couple's charities, local schoolkids and members of the Royal Household and Crown Estate.