Donald Trump and former president, Barack Obama, won’t be going to the royal wedding this coming May. According to a report from Us Weekly, the royal family announced on Tuesday that they wouldn’t be inviting any politicians to their ceremony at the Windsor Castle.
A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said they had decided no political leaders would be attending, for reasons that haven’t been confirmed. “Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.”
Additionally, a White House official supposedly confirmed that Trump would not be attending and neither would Melania, the First Lady.
Theresa May, the prime minister of England, won’t be going either. As for why politicians won’t be making their way to this year’s most anticipated wedding, according to Us Weekly, it’s due to the private nature of the event.
Today Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and Ms. Meghan Markle attended the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The couple met some of the 400 wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans who are currently competing for one of the 72 places in the UK's team. More @kensingtonroyal.
It’s not an official government occasion. As you may know, Barack and Prince Harry know each other relatively well, and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, became acquainted with the royal family due to their various philanthropic organizations and associations.
Just before this report, a source close to the royal family claimed Meghan and Harry wanted to invite Barack and Michelle, but would then come under pressure to invite Donald and his wife.
They decided against it, due to the controversial nature of his presidency, because as the world knows, he isn’t the most popular politician in the world.
Either way, it appears as though Barack and his wife won’t get to see their old friends. Perhaps, it’s for the better, as the Kensington Palace doesn’t want any political influence attributed to them. As it was previously reported, Harry and Markle announced their engagement back in November of 2017, and the world has been anticipating their wedding ever since.