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Why Trump and Obama were not invited to royal wedding


Something old, something new — but Barack, Donald and Theresa, no nups for you.


It’s official: The head count at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding next month will include no heads of state.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 will include no heads of state.

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Which means President Donald Trump needn’t expect an invitation. Ditto former POTUS Barack Obama. And British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May can make other plans for May 19.

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“It has been decided that an official list of political leaders — both U.K. and international — is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding,” a spokesman for the prince’s office said in a statement.

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Lottie Small use the die stamping press at the workshop of Barnard and Westwood, who are printing the invitations for Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at Windsor Castle in May, London, Britain, March 22, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool via Reuters

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Yes, the government had been consulted on the plan, the spokesman added. And yes, it’s all on the up and up since the Royal Ginger is not the direct heir to the throne.


The announcement about the hotly anticipated May 19 royal wedding puts an end to speculation about who would make the cut: Barack and Michelle Obama, whom the Cinnamon Prince is fond of — or Trump, who shares a tense relationship with England and a wedding could have been a place to make nice.


But neither made the cut. Unlike the other 2,640 guests, they won’t get a piece of the lemon elderflower cake.

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