It has been subject of endless speculation in the British tabloids and elsewhere since the engagement was announced on Nov. 27: Just who will be invited to the wedding of Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle
And, perhaps even more significantly, who won’t
During an interview with BBC Radio on Wednesday, Prince Harry was asked about one potential big name on the guest list, but was mum in his response. The Prince was asked about whether former President Barack Obama
will receive an invitation.
“I don’t know about that,” Prince Harry said coyly. “We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together yet so who knows whether he’s going to be invited or not. I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”
The invitation to a
U.S. president with whom the Prince is friendly wouldn’t ordinarily make waves. But according to CNN, there are concerns about the ramifications of an Obama invite
if it is coupled with a snub of current President Donald Trump
. Markle has made anti-Trump comments
in the past. British government officials are reportedly concerned about Trump’s response if he’s snubbed and Obama makes the cut for an invite.
“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” said an unnamed senior government official
, according to 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.”
Watch above, via BBC Radio.
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