Trump, May, Obamas not on guest list for royal wedding

Glen Norman
April 11, 2018

It is so obvious that Royal wedding will be dotted with the presence of world leaders.

According to BBC, Harry and Markle decided not to invite political leaders because Harry is only fifth in line to the throne, and Windsor Chapel, where their wedding ceremony is set to take place, isn't almost as big as Westminster Abby in London where Harry's older brother, Prince William, tied the knot in 2011 with his wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump, and his predecessor Barack Obama, according to reports.

Megan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding is likely to be an affair that will be watched closely by the whole world. The couple have invited 600 guests with whom they have personal connections to the May 19 service at St George's Chapel. "Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household".


The list included people who ran a wide variety of charity organizations as well as veterans from the armed forces who have suffered life-changing injuries.

Invitations to the royal wedding were dispatched in March. She has invited Sharon Goodman - the grandmother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, one of the 22 concert-goers killed in the terror attack - to join her. Amelia said: 'I'm so excited to be going'.

Reuben Litherland, a 14-year-old schoolboy, has been invited for teaching his classmates sign language after he was born deaf.

Philip Gillespie, former soldier who lost his leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan who works to raise funds and awareness for soldiers.


The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is, no doubt, an important national occasion, but Harry is not in the immediate line of succession.

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.

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.


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