London (Web Desk): United States President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, royal and British government sources reported on Tuesday.
According to details, Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and younger brother of Prince William, will marry Markle, an American actor best known for her role in the TV series Suits, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace, the official residence of William and Harry said, “It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK and international – is not required for Prince Harry and Ms Markle’s wedding.”
The spokesman said “Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.” “Her Majesty’s Government” is the official name of the British government.
A Kensington Palace source confirmed the Obamas would not be attending and said the wedding guests would be people who have an existing direct relationship with the groom or the bride or with both. That excludes Trump.
There had been some speculation that the Obamas might be invited due to the personal rapport between the former president and Harry, but it would have been diplomatically awkward to invite the Obamas and not the Trumps.
Although the royal family is expected to steer well clear of politics, Britain’s delicate constitutional balance means that its members have to consult discreetly with the government to ensure their public actions comply with foreign policy.
The story is originally published by ‘BBC’