One of the hottest speculations since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement last year is who will have the honor to be on the guest list. Royal watchers particularly wondered if former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama would be invited since Prince Harry and the Obamas have a warm relationship; and how the Obamas’ presence in the event would affect another couple who could possibly also attend the wedding -namely, President Donald Trump and wife Melania.
In an exclusive report from the Daily Star, a royal representative said that , which will take place at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.
Meghan and Harry are known for doing things their own way, and that includes who will share their special day. Despite the pleas from government officials, the RSVP has been sent, and now it is up to the Obamas to decide whether they will be there or not. The representative thinks they will be there.
“I am very, very sure they will attend though.”
Harry Met Barack at the Oval Office back in October 2015.
In April 2016, according to Express, the Obamas traveled to London to met Prince Harry at Kensington Palace, where
Then the royal invited Obama to the Invictus Games, a sporting event for war veterans in Toronto last September. They have since formed a close friendship, which The Royal UK called a “bromance,” when where they were so comfortable with each other that Mr. Obama asked Harry about his then blossoming romance with Ms. Markle.
The possibility of having the former first couple attend the wedding has concerned government officials, some of whom pleaded with the Prince and Ms. Markel not to invite the Obamas, fearing it will enrage Trump, who has a notorious animosity towards President Obama starting back when Obama was in office and Trump kept harassing him to show his birth certificate and was constantly accusing him of being born in Kenya, thus not being a legitimate POTUS. Trump went as far as to
Trump finally admitted on September 16th, 2016 that Barack Obama was born in the U.S.
To complicate matters even further, Meghan Markle was an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter during the last presidential campaign. The Mirror reported she threatened to ; so it’s unlikely that Donal Trump is someone they’d willingly invite to celebrate their happy day with them.
So far, there’s no word about an invitation being sent to the Trumps.