Barack Obama, and not Donald Trump, might be the lucky one to get an invitation to the royal wedding

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. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement; Getty images

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.

Prince Harry, Obama and Michelle Obama; Pinterest

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". 

Melania Trump and Prince Harry; Pinterest

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. 

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive for a dinner at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later will have dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union. (Photo by Chris Radburn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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. 

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Prince Harry in the Oval Office of the White House October 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Prince Harry is on a one day visit to the Washington DC area and met earlier in the day with wounded U.S. military personnel at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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. 

(L to R) President U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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. 

President Donald Trump (Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

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. 

People are expected to hold protests if Trump will go for the royal wedding. Source: Getty Images

Trump might visit the royal couple after the wedding and celebrations are over. Source: Getty Images
Prince Harry and Michelle Obama cheer during the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando ahead of the opening of Invictus Games which will open on Sunday. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry the Invictus Games uses the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)

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.

Trump does not share good relations with the Royals. Source: Getty Images

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. 

Doctor Jill Biden, Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama watch during the Joining Forces Invictus Games 2016 Event at the Wells Fields House on October 28, 2015 in Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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 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."

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. 

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