Heartbreaking News: Prince Harry urged THIS on his royal wedding
Government officials are urging Prince Harry not to invite Barack and Michelle Obama to his wedding next year due to concerns about upsetting Donald Trump, according to reports. Harry is due to marry the actor Meghan Markle in May next year and the couple have told aides they want to invite the former US President and First Lady to the wedding. But the move is being resisted by senior members of the Foreign Office and Number 10, who are anxious the invite could further complicate Theresa May’s relationship with Mr Trump.
Not top Trump The prince has forged a friendship with the former first couple through their support for the Invictus Games, which was set up by the royal to help wounded soldiers. Harry even interviewed Mr Obama for a special Radio 4 Today programme, which is due to be aired this morning. Mr Trump has made no secret of his dislike towards Mr Obama and it is thought he would be infuriated if he was snubbed by the royals but his predecessor was not.
Relations between Downing Street and the White House are their lowest point in living memory following Mr Trump’s election last year. A senior government source told The Sun: “Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness. “Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen. Suck it up “Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the PM lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up.” Unlike state events, the marriage between Megan and Harry is not controlled by the Government, meaning it has no control over the guest list.
The final list will be drawn up by Buckingham Palace rather than the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Despite being the first head of state to visit Mr Trump following his inauguration in January, Mrs May’s relationship with the President has rapidly deteriorated after a series of high profile rows. The Prime Minister was forced to condemn the billionaire property tycoon after he retweeted racist propaganda from the far right group Britain First. Unhelpful Tensions were then heightened further following Mr Trump’s hugely controversial decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In a statement, Mrs May said the move was “unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region”. It took the President 13 days to call the Prime Minister back after she contacted him to raise her concerns about the plans.
Source: inews co uk
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