Barack Obama, and not Donald Trump, might be the lucky one to get an invitation to the royal wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just announced their engagement and a spring wedding in 2018. While everyone is excited about it, not everyone will be invited.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement and we cannot contain our excitement to see the new addition to the royal family. However, the next big question is, who will be the lucky ones to receive an invite to the wedding which will reportedly take place in spring of 2018.
Even though the list of guests who are most likely to attend the royal wedding is not out yet, we cannot help but guess the high profile couples who will be invited to the big wedding. It so happens that we might just get to see the Obamas, but not the Trumps, at the event.
The inclusion is, however, based on a few reasons. In an interview with US Weekly, a source close to Prince Harry had spoken about how the Prince was highly critical of the current President. The source revealed that Harry is "not a fan" of Trump as he believes "the president is a serious threat to human rights".
However, these statements were later denied by the Kensington Palace stating that they were not the views of Harry. On the other hand, Harry's soon to be bride has always been honest about her thoughts on Trump. During an interview with Larry Wilmore on his show Nightly Show, Meghan came clean on her thoughts.
Back then, Trump had been campaigning for the elections, Meghan had branded the Republican nominee as "misogynistic" and threatened to move out of the US if Trump happened to get selected. Meanwhile, the actress also suggested that she would rather choose to stay in Canada (where they film her show Suits), than come back to the States.
But this decision does not come as a big surprise because the last time, then-President Barack Obama and the First Lady had not attended the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The Obamas had been left out of the guest list because of the added security cost of protecting the president.
Meanwhile, there is a chance that if Trump gets an invite and decides to attend the wedding, it would be more likely for the cause to start protests. When Prime Minister Theresa May offered Trump an early visit to the state, the decision seemed to have sparked a lot of controversies.
Over two million people had said that they would go on a protest if Trump happens to visit the state. People fear that the same would happen if Trump decides to attend the royal wedding. However, there still remains a possibility that like Obamas, who visited the UK a month after the wedding, the Trumps would do the same.
In fact, Trump's 2018 visit to the UK has been stated as a "working trip" rather than calling it a visiting trip. However, he will not be meeting the Queen during this visit. Previously, sources had said that Trump wanted to go one step ahead of Obama's state visit and play golf with Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle.
Meanwhile, there is no doubt that the Obamas have a close friendship with Prince Harry. Former first lady Michelle Obama has appeared on various charity events with the Prince, while Obama was reportedly quizzing Harry on his relationship with Meghan during the Invictus Games.
Prince Harry also hosted the Obamas at Kensington Palace in May. Along with the Obamas, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Commonwealth leaders are also expected to make it to the guest list because of their nations' ties to the British Empire.
The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/rtlAnFCWTf— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
The announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement was made yesterday (November 27) in a tweet by the Clarence House. The tweet read, "The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle."
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are "thrilled and happy" to be engaged. pic.twitter.com/HBz30SbZVE— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
The statement read: "The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Miss Marke became engaged in London earlier this month. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace."
Meanwhile, the former President also congratulated the royal couple on their engagement on Twitter, while current President Donald Trump is still silent.
Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 27, 2017
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