Leaders not invited to Harry's wedding

Oscar Cross
April 11, 2018

The guests invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding are close friends and associates.

Six hundred guests have been invited to the royal wedding next month, all of whom have also been invited to a lunchtime reception after the ceremony.

Prince Harry has made several public appearances with the Obamas during their time in the White House and beyond, always notably looking to be at ease and enjoying himself.

The source added the couple's wedding venue is smaller than Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate got married, in the presence of various heads of state including then prime minister David Cameron.

"Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it's causing a lot of nervousness", a senior government source told the British tabloid late a year ago. Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household."As English points out, this means that even British Prime Minister Theresa May won't be showing up at Windsor Castle on May 19".

It has also been confirmed that former US President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, who are friends of Harry, have also been left out of the guest list.


A spokesperson for Kensington Palace confirmed that "an official list of political leaders, both United Kingdom and global, is not required" for their nuptials.

The excitement swirling around a royal wedding usually gets more dramatic when news seeps out about who will get an invite, as non-family invites are usually symbolic and political. If the couple invited the Obamas but not the Trumps, it would certainly be seen as a snub.

"Whether you choose to eat your toast and Marmite (Harry's favourite snack*) from, or hang it on your wall, this plate won't fail to raise a smile and evoke pride in our country's most cherished couple".

"It was with great joy, excitement and humble gratitude that I accepted this invitation to attend the Royal Wedding celebrations on behalf of TAPS", Hosford said in an appropriately proper statement.

Invitees include an east London teenager working to prevent knife crime, a Birmingham teen tackling racism and mental health issues in her community, and anti-bullying activists.

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