The guest list for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been a source of endless debate, with people wondering which celebrities are going to be invited and if the Obamas, who were invited to William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, would make the cut.
Prince Harry has been photographed a few times with Barack and Michelle Obama, with many sources claiming that they’re friendly with each other.
But Kensington Palace recently announced that no world leaders were going to be invited to the royal wedding because they were prioritizing close friends of the couple, so while you can expect a few celebrities, you can rule out the Obamas.
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According to Rebecca English, royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, inviting political leaders is not required for this wedding since Prince Harry is not in direct line to the throne. This is also why the couple’s wedding has a smaller guest list and relatively lower stakes.
Kensington Palace said: It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK & international – is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding. Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 10, 2018
English claimed that even though the Obamas weren’t invited, the royal couple was very much looking forward to seeing them soon. Still, no invite? Come on. Guess it would’ve been too awkward to invite the former President of the U.S. without inviting the current one.