We hear that the previous president of the United States, Barack Obama, and his First Lady Michelle are not going to attend the royal wedding in May despite how close the couple is with Prince Harry. In fact, according to an official statement made by a Kensington Palace spokesman today, absolutely no political leaders are going to be on the guest list.
‘It’s been decided an official list of political leaders – both U.K. and international – is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding. Her Majesty’s Government was consulted about this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household,’ the announcement read.
One insider also further explained that the highly-anticipated wedding is not going to be ‘a state occasion’ to which different heads of state and other dignitaries will be present.
Referring to the 2011 wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, the source explained that ‘William is heir to the throne and one day will be the King, so his wedding was a state event unlike Harry’s. President and Mrs. Obama are not coming to the wedding, but the couples look forward to seeing each other soon.’
That being said, it looks like the current president, Donald Trump is not invited either.
The same thing applies to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May.
Proving how friendly they are, Obama took to social media back in November to congratulate the royal couple after they announced their engagement.
‘Michelle and I are thrilled to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you two a lifetime of joy and happiness together.’
In December, Harry also had the opportunity to interview Barack and the former president just had to mention the tight friendship the younger of the two princes has with his wife.
‘You have gotten to know Michelle quite well, and she’s a spectacular, funny, warm person,’ Obama gushed.