Prince Harry is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle in May in what is to be the wedding of the year. Of course, Barack and Michelle Obama were hoping that they would be able to snag an invite to the event, which is why it came as bad news to them when they just learned they have been banned from it.
Everyday Conservative reported that the Obamas will not be invited after Queen Elizabeth and the British Foreign Office warned the couple not to make their wedding “political.” The British government is afraid that the Obamas attending the wedding might cause a diplomatic rift, in that President Trump hasn’t yet officially visited the UK.
Sources say that it is unlikely Buckingham Palace will send an invitation to the Obama’s heeding the advice of not upsetting diplomatic ties with the US. The British royal family is supposed to remain politically neutral, and no foreign heads of state were invited to Kate and William’s wedding in 2011.
“I suspect that will be the same blueprint that Meghan and Harry will use. ‘It’s all very carefully orchestrated to make sure that there’s no political overtones,” said a spokesman for the Foreign Office.
When asked directly of the Obamas would be invited to his wedding, Harry dodged the question by replying, “We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together yet, so who knows whether he’s going to be invited or not.”
Markle has already found herself in hot water politically after a 2016 clip surfaced of her bashing Trump. When asked how then-presidential candidate Trump’s momentum could be slowed down, Markle held nothing back with her response.
“It’s really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada,” Markle replied. “I mean come on, if that’s reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.”
“Yes of course Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone,” she continued. “I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That’s a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that’s a huge chunk of it. You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
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