Diplomatic Riddle Solved: Neither Trumps nor Obamas to Attend Royal Wedding

Diplomatic Riddle Solved: Neither Trumps nor Obamas to Attend Royal Wedding

Diplomatic Riddle Solved: Neither Trumps nor Obamas to Attend Royal Wedding

The Telegraph newspaper and other British national media said US President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama had not been invited.

Harry, 33, fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, are set to get married in a ceremony at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.

Barack and Michelle Obama, who are known to be friends of the prince, are also not invited.

A White House official later confirmed to CNN that neither President Trump nor First Lady Melania were invited.

Schoolgirl Amelia Thompson, who was caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing last year, is also on the guest list, with the 12-year-old planning to take a grandmother who lost a loved one in the terrorist attack.

There had been speculation in the United Kingdom media that British officials feared the political consequences if the couple decide to invite Barack and Michelle Obama, with whom they are friends, but not Donald Trump. "Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household", a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told ET.

The excitement swirling around a royal wedding usually gets more dramatic when news seeps out about who will get an invite, as non-family invites are usually symbolic and political. Considering Prince Harry served in Afghanistan and himself had some close calls with IEDs, it's clear why Gillespie received an invite.

The 2017 Young Mayor of Lewisham, Laurelle Henry, 14, will be joining Prince Harry and Ms Markle on their special day.

Myna Mahila Foundation is among seven charities hand-picked by the couple as they announced that anyone who might wish to mark their wedding day on May 19 should consider making a donation to one of the charities, rather than sending a wedding gift.

Also on the list is Amelia Thompson, 12, who was caught up in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people previous year.

Individuals were chosen by the regional Lord Lieutenant offices after the couple asked for people with a range of backgrounds and ages.

It was during the games that Prince Harry and Markle went public with their relationship.

Zoe Ardunell, 20, will be lucky enough to see the Harry and Meghan for a second time.

Who made the guest list?

Rosie Grinday, the founder of the Birmingham-based social enterprise Miss Macaroon, was invited because of the training her business provides to disadvantaged young people.

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