Here's Why Barack & Michelle Obama Didn't Receive a Royal Wedding Invite

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hope to have their own children

A Kensington Palace spokesman said world leaders and political figures would not be invited in their official capacities, CNN reported.

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.

But political leaders, both foreign and domestic, will not be there or in the chapel.

There will be no official United Kingdom or overseas guests at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chose to chop their potential wedding guest list, ruling out all world leaders, including former President Obama and anyone from the Donald Trump administration. "He said 'Oh mum, just to get a glimpse of Meghan Markle!'".

There had been speculation about whether President Obama would be invited since he is close to Prince Harry.

A senior government source told The Sun the 33-year-old prince was being warned against inviting the former U.S. President for fear that it would come across as a snub to Trump.




One of the youngest guests invited to the wedding is Amelia Thompson, 12, from Dronfield Woodhouse.

Many politicians and world leaders attended the much larger 2011 wedding of Harry's older brother, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.

The sampling of Harry and Markle's invited guests released Tuesday reflect the couple's charitable interests, especially former Army captain Harry's advocacy for wounded veterans. He lost his leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. The couple tasked Lord Lieutenants with extending invitations to a select group of young people who have demonstrated their commitment to service or leadership.

Markle had written about the charity in "Time" magazine after her visit to Mumbai in March, 2017.

Not less than 500 members of The Royal Household are expected at the ceremony.

When the involvement has been announced in November 20 17, the palace said the wedding "represent [the bunch'therefore] characters and personalities" and be described as a minute of "pleasure and fun".

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