The royal family has always been neutral politically. Although, the royals are in good relation with the political leaders.
But, maybe the relation was not as strong as we thought.
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United States President Donald Trump, former U.S. president Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.
Neither will Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau attend the wedding.
One of his spokesperson said: “While the prime minister and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will not be attending the wedding, we congratulate Prince Harry and Ms. Markle. We wish them the best”.
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Governor General Julie Payette’s office also sent out a statement saying: “She will send personal congratulations and wishes to the new couple on the occasion of their wedding”.
Kensington Place spokesperson said:-
“It has been decided that an official list of political leaders, both U.K. and international will not be required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding. Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision. And it was taken by the royal household”.
Obama’s won’t be attending the wedding.
A Kensington Palace source confirmed recently that the Obama’s would not be attending. The source also said that the wedding guests would be people who have an existing direct relationship with the groom or the bride or with both.
There had been some speculation that the Obama’s might be invited. Why?
Because of the personal rapport between the former U.S. president and Prince Harry. But, it would have been diplomatically awkward to invite the Obama’s and not the Trump’s.
The royal family is expected to steer well clear of politics. Britain’s delicate constitutional balance means that its members have to consult discreetly with the government.