UK Government Reportedly Doesn’t Want Prince Harry To Invite the Obamas To His Wedding

Submitted by: fancylad 3 weeks ago in News & Politics


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding may see the joining of a Brit and an American in matrimony, but new reports say that the British government worries that the guest list may cause tension. The British government is reportedly concerned that President Donald Trump will be offended if he is not invited to Harry and Meghan’s wedding and former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are.

According to The Sun, Harry and Meghan have told government aides that they’d like to invite the former first couple to their May 19 wedding, but that reportedly has the UK government nervous that Trump will be upset that if his predecessor snags an invite and he does not — especially before he’s even had a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth herself.

"Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness," a source told The Sun. "Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen."

Apparently, Harry is tight with the Obamas after working with them on various charity events and such. 

Is this a political event that world leaders must be invited? 
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Male 40,961
My bigger..... Better half and I have been together 25 years.
If we ever get married I want to go to Las Vegas and be married by an Elvis impersonator. 
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Male 3,442
Both can't be invited? Trump can't be, like a truculent child, kept separated from those which he feels(Rightly} inferior?
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Male 322
He should invite Bush as well just to see what happens. 
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Male 10,689
thenedman he should invite Hillary. THAT would be funny. We'd get at least 700 tweets on that subject.
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Male 42,058
thenedman It was reported that Bush was also very active in the Invictus Games and Harry appreciated it. Now also inviting Bill and Hillary... that's getting into crazyland :-)
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Male 40,961
Now they have to invite Obama. If they don't Trump will brag that it was HIS influence that kept Barry & Michelle away.
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Male 42,058
While it is 'his wedding' he is still Royalty and has obligations that come with that. For him to invite a past PotUS and not the current PotUS would be a epic violation of protocol.
But he does have that connection (also with Bush btw) outside of politics... it's a tough choice.
The main problem is that if Trump gets invited? People (SJWs) will scream and shriek! And if he dared attend the wedding they'd riot... so the problem isn't Trump it's the SJWs (again) and their threats of violence.

Invite Trump and hope he politely declines. Then invite both Obama AND Bush.
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Female 8,274
5cats Trump- polite? You know how that would go!!
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Male 2,746
I'd like to know why the British Government has a concern about Trump's feelings on the matter in the first place.  Is there some real scuttlebutt or is this just conjecture.  Until we know that any discussion here is moot.  
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Male 1,107
dromed The UK government is worried, not because the US government would be upset, but rather the man-child in the Office would fly off the handle about being slighted.
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Male 2,746
punko So it's conjecture and this whole thread's discussion IS moot.  Got it.
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Male 1,107
dromed That is the concern of the UK government.  It all hinges on Trumps inability to face reality.
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Male 3,791
My take on it is that this is a semi-political event and that world leaders should be invited. I also think that this is a semi-private event and that the to-be-married should invite whomever they want, or disallow whomever they want.

Trump should not have the expectations of an invite, though an invite would be a gesture of goodwill between the two countries.
If the Obamas and HRH are indeed friends, then the Obamas should receive an invite.
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Male 1,575
look this is so frigin simple.  If this so called prince wants to not invite trump, but suck obamas schlong instead, and turn our country against UK just when they need economic and trade help as the leave the EU.....
YES, the UK government will want to knock this prince upside his head and drill some common sense into him.  He is a public figure, and is humiliating the UK...in an irreparable way.  His comments might have just cost the UK 100,000 jobs in lost trade.
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Female 8,274
spanz - Is it opposites day? a) he is a Prince- a proper Prince born in the line of sucession. b) Trump is not a popular man here- the majority of people think he is a vulgar boorish embarassment- check Hansard for comfirmation of what the house thinks  c) Brexit will damage our employment figures- but any deal struck with the USA would cost of dear, modern slavery NOT being something we want. Harry is actually doing a lot to make up for Andrew, an actual embarassment to the family. 
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Male 10,689
spanz "so called prince"

He literally is a priince by definition simply by being born to whom he was born. Where does "so called" come from?

"suck obamas schlong"

Huh? So being friends with Obama or associating with him means you are sucking his schlong? How do you even type that comment and actually hit submit?

"humiliating the UK"

Pretty sure to most in the UK, and the US, and the rest of the world think Trump being at their wedding would be humiliating. I don't think you realize how big of an embarrassment our president actually is.
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Male 8,381
holygod He has his blinders on full.

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Female 8,274
Whilst Royal, Harry is not likely to ever ascend to the Throne- so the guest list should be for him to decide. 
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Male 40,961
madduck True, but Harry's so popular his marriage is a big deal whether he wants it to be or not. It's not like Charles and Camilla, no one wanted to go to that so it got sort of snuck in on the side. So if the government can parley a couple of tickets to the wedding to help a favourable trade deal they will
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Female 8,274
Gerry1of1 - Sad really as Camilla is twice the woman Diana ever was. But Her Maj doesn't take kindly to the likes of Trump- she does her duty and always has- but boorish vulgarity isn't something anyone enjoys.
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Male 40,961
madduck I'm a Diana fan like most... but that doesn't mean I have to hate Camilla.  In a way it's a very romantic story. She and her prince loved each other for decades but couldn't be together..... the stuff of soppy romance novels.
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Female 8,274
Gerry1of1 plus she is a jolly good egg-well liked when she does her stuff with the-troops? whoever. Diana I always thought was a wet hen, vain, self absorbed and about as much fun as any other vapid mirror gazer. Anne was always the hard worker, brisk and practical- and I think Camilla is from a similar mould.
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Male 40,961
madduck LOL your description of Diana fits me when I was just 20, the age Diana was when she took on the job.  I bet it matches you too at that age. :) I'm sure you'd have been fun to know then, when you were running around chasing David Bowie haha
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Female 8,274
Gerry1of1 - I was a LOT of fun at that age!! The point being though is that she knew the job she was taking on- it was never a romance, she turned up on time, produced an heir and a spare and above all was DISCREET...  even I knew fairy stories weren't real by 16, and she was quite frankly of a class who knew. Quite one thing for a deprived girl in a tower block with no future courtesy of Thatcher to dream of being Rapunzel, quite another for a well brought up girl from the gentry who understood the stud book. 
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Male 8,381
Let's hope they invite Obama so we can have a week worth of twitter tirades from Trump and his cult.
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Male 1,907
The thought that Trump would feel slighted not to get invited to the wedding of the 5th in line for the throne and the I think youngest of the heir apparent son's, is silly, I'm sure that a rep of the Gov. will be there. All though it's considered an Honor to meet the Queen she has no real power and it's not like there family friends, and like everyone is saying that they have never even meet. It's just a lot of hoopla about nothing.
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Male 40,961
casaledana They have influence, which is the same thing as having power.  Princess Diana got the whole world to stop using land mines. THAT is power to make changes.  Every country in the UN signed the ban on land mines except the United States.  Perhaps we need to 
Make America Great Britain Again
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Male 7,086
casaledana she has a very real power, that is why they sing "God save the queen!"
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Male 4,053
monkwarrior why do you sing "who let the dogs out"
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Male 7,086
rumham i don't sing it on any regular basis at all
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Male 4,053
monkwarrior why not
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Male 7,086
rumham "who let the frogs out? ribbit ribbit-ribbit-ribbit" is much more fun to sing
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Should Obama get an invite? Yes, Harry is friends with him... Should the UK government be intervening? No, their job is to govern not dictate who can't go to a wedding. 
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Male 15,481
layla_wilson you are morally right, but legally wrong.
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Male 1,067
Draculya I would be very interested in which specific articles of law mention the governments right to dictate who should go to a wedding, be it common, noble, or royal.....
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Male 326
layla_wilson False. The royal family should NOT make any political statements. This would be an obvious statement.
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Male 379
On his wedding date, Harry should be 7th in the line of succession, so it will not be a "Royal Wedding", in the sense that it will not be a state occasion. There is absolutely no obligation to invite any foreign ruler, such as Trump, in the event.

Even when William (2nd in line) married Kate, non-commonwealth rulers were not invited.
Countries such as Japan, Germany, France and the US were only represented by their UK ambassadors.
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Male 40,961
m3dm3d 6th in line... 

Charles
William
George
Charlotte
new baby due in April
Harry

Sorry. Picking nits is nit picky 
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Male 379
Gerry1of1 new babies. twins :)
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Male 6,431
I hope Obama goes if invited even if nothing else to.piss off Trump
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Male 4,516
Most likely it would just be a security nightmare.
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Male 40,961
I hope he invites Clinton & Obama but snubs He Who Must Not Be Named
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Male 3,791
Gerry1of1 Would be funny if Bush Sr and Jr got an invite, too, lol
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Male 4,053
Gerry1of1 by invoking he who must not be named you have manifested that which cannot be stated, therefore unnaming the unknown is in part naming that which cannot be named
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Male 40,961
rumham "Fear of  name increases fear of the thing itself" - Dumbledore 
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Male 40,961
Should be an interesting event.
Traditionally he's marrying a divorce so it should be a low key event in a civil ceremony.
His grandmother is head of the church it couldn't be in a church.

On the other hand they are modernizing the royal family just by letting him marry a divorced woman.

Place your bets people
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Male 42,058
Gerry1of1 His Dad already married a divorced woman...
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Male 40,961
5cats That's been discussed in detail. Read more of the thread for info.
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Male 1,107
Gerry1of1 Except the Anglican Church, that the Queen is head of, allows divorce.  Its the Catholic church that does not.
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Male 40,961
punko Only under specific circumstances and even if those were met while a former spouse lives the church doesn't usually allow remarriages in the church building
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Male 1,107
Gerry1of1 There are specific rules regarding remarrying, but for Harry it is less of an issue, as he is very unlikely to end up head of the Church.  For Charles, as 1st in line to the throne, different rules applied.

As a note Ms. Markle was required to convert to the Church of England.
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Male 40,961
punko I have doubts if she is up to royal duties. We don't need another Fergie
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Male 1,907
Gerry1of1  His father is married to a divorced lady. You remember horse face don't you?  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
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Male 40,961
casaledana Yes, and they had to go to a private little place, no big wedding, few guests and the Queen could not attend because she is head of the church. POWs sons, siblings and cousins attended, but not his Mum
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Male 4,541
Who cares?
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Male 10,689
trimble A better way of showing how much something shouldn't be cared about is by NOT clicking on the article, NOT reading it, and especially NOT commenting about it. You've done all 3. Good job.
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Male 4,541
holygod I generally read all of the post's here and comment if I care to. My question is simply who cares who they invite to their wedding? So I really don't need your advice or commendation.
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Male 40,961
trimble you need someones advice
# holygod 
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Male 10,689
trimble If you can't understand why it is of some importance which world leaders the world's most famous and influential family does and doesn't invite to the biggest social event of the decade then I'm not sure how best to explain it to you.
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Male 4,541
holygod "the world's most famous and influential family does and doesn't invite to the biggest social event of the decade"? OK, that explains a lot. I really doubt there is even much truth to this story "according to the Sun" anyway.
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Male 10,689
trimble Well I'm pretty sure we can all agree that if Obama goes to the wedding Trump will try to sign an executive order to reverse the wedding.
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Male 40,961
holygod If Obama is invited it's Fake News. Trump was there, sitting up front next to the queen and millions adored him.... just like his inauguration 
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Male 10,689
Gerry1of1 and it wasn't raining, because god wouldn't allow it.
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Male 40,961
holygod Making Weather Great Again
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Male 4,541
holygod Right, no doubt.
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Male 40,961
trimble 
Anyone who's a subject of the monarchy.
That would be something like 2 BILLION people.
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Male 1,698
I wouldn't want either on at my wedding. Weddings are for family and friends.
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Male 40,961
scheckydamon He's a royal, the guest list isn't up to him. He just gets to add a couple of mates.
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Male 10,689
scheckydamon Did you miss the part where he and Obama have worked together during charity events and gotten close? He may consider him a friend.
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Male 1,698
holygod Then I'll back up to I wouldn't want either at MY wedding.
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Male 10,689
scheckydamon Fair enough.
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Male 4,016
Prince Harry comes off as a guy who doesn't give a fuck what you think.  I hope he invites them just to spite the orange troll.
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Male 40,961
kalron27 He's royal, guest list isn't up to him. But he gets to add a few friends and such
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Male 10,689
Because only our egomaniacal, narcissistic, thin-skinned, man child of a president could get upset about that.
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Male 4,016
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Male 1,107
holygod While demanding that the World pay respect to the Office of the POTUS, while he himself treats the Office with no respect whatsoever.  He misplaces the respect due to the holder of the office with respect for him personally.

If a situation demands an invitation to the POTUS, then he'll get one. Its simple.  If its an invitation to a person that used to  hold the Office, then its not an invitation to the Office.
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Male 10,689
punko The funny thing is pretty much everyone despises him now except for the inbred morons that he wouldn't want anywhere near his properties. As much of a leper as he used to be in the jet set community he so badly wanted to embrace him, it is a thousand-fold now.

The royals don't want his stain of an existence anywhere near their wedding.

He wanted to be the king of New York, but now the only places he can get people to cheer for him are places like Huntsville, Alabama and Huntington, West Virginia.
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Male 40,961
holygod I'm going to send you a Trumpy Bear... you need a hug.
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Male 4,541
holygod My word you are such a troll. 
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Male 10,689
trimble You need to learn what "troll" means.
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Male 4,541
holygod I know quite well and am referring to the internet variety and you are a prime example.
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Male 10,689
trimble A troll says inflammatory and / or off topic things with the implicit purpose of upsetting people. I am completely on topic and saying what I genuinely believe. If that triggers you to get your panties in a bunch, my precious little snow flake, oh well.

Just because you disagree with someone does not mean they are a "troll". I disagree with 5cats nonstop. I don't think he is a troll. I just think he genuinely believes everything I believe to be wrong.

You want people to agree with everything you say go hang out on Breitbart instead. That place is an absolute circle jerk of your ideology. You'll feel much better.
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Male 4,541
holygod You have no idea what an ass you are and it is comical. 
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Male 10,689
trimble Cool. Sorry you're triggered.
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Male 4,541
holygod Yeah "triggered". Snicker.
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Male 4,532
trimble For an "independent" (Snickers), you spend more time passive-aggressively defending trump than the full on trumptards like spanz and 5cats.

Odd how that works out eh?
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Male 10,689
daegog Don't forget caseldana. If Trump climbed up on the resolute desk and took a shit in front of the press corps he would say how wonderful it was that Trump was fertilizing democracy and that the Fake News MSM was completely dishonest for showing pictures of it. MAGA.
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Male 10,689
daegog yes. He's an independent who just so happens to coincidently toe every Republican line. VERY independent. Snicker.
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Male 4,053
trimble snickerdoodles
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