Trump, Obama, And Other World Leaders Not Invited To Royal Wedding

  • Trump, Obama, And Other World Leaders Not Invited To Royal Wedding

Trump, Obama, And Other World Leaders Not Invited To Royal Wedding

That said, British Prime Minister Theresa May will not be able to grace the event at Windsor Castle as well. "Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by the royal household", a palace spokesman said. At the wedding of Harry's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, US first lady Nancy Reagan was among the dignitaries in attendance (though president Ronald Reagan sent his regrets because he was attending an economic summit).

On Tuesday it was announced that members of the public from around the United Kingdom have been invited to the Royal Wedding, including a number of young people.

CNN understands that some world leaders may be invited on the basis of their personal relationships with Harry and Meghan.

Jorja Furze, 12, is now looking forward to going shopping with her mother for a new dress for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day next month.

Inviting the Obamas and not the Trumps may rub people the wrong way.

While it didn't look all that likely that President Trump would be invited, many speculated that the Obamas would be included.

Although let's be honest we would probably invite Barack and Michelle if it was our wedding.

Among the invitees is 30-year-old Philip Gillespie, a military veteran who lost his right leg in an explosion in Afghanistan and was a participant in the Invictus Games for wounded service personnel, which Harry founded. 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. But by royal standards, it's actually considered fairly conservative.

The only prerequisite for an invite, Kensington explained at the time, was that "the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities".

According to The Express, 600 people will be invited to the ceremony, 200 of whom will attend the exclusive evening celebrations at Frogmore House.

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