Donald Trump And Other Political Leaders Are Not Invited To The Royal Wedding

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by Danielle Fowler |
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After months of speculation in the run-up to the royal wedding, Kensington Palace has finally confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exclusive 600-person guest list.

And despite rumours that the couple may invite Michelle and Barack Obama, the soon-to-be newlyweds have not sent any invitations to political figures.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed: ‘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.’

They added, ‘Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.’

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Prince Harry and Barack Obama have attended several public events together in the past including the Invictus Games back in September, 2017 ©Shutterstock

This means that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will not attend the May 19 nuptials and neither will President of the United States, Donald Trump.

The decision was reportedly reached as a consequence to the limited size of St George’s Chapel and the fact that Prince Harry is currently fifth in line to the throne.

In stark contrast, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited senior religious figures, ambassadors, foreign royals and politicians from across the globe to their 2011 nuptials. However, the guest list – which included the likes of former Prime Minister David Cameron - was an act of royal protocol, as Prince William is likely to become the future monarch.

It was widely believed that Prince Harry may send an invitation to former US President Barack Obama, as a consequence to their close relationship.

Instead, the couple have decided to invite 1,200 members of the public onto the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the big day with them.

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