May 19 is getting closer…
It’s got to be one of the top invites of the year, and the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle isn’t far off.
While we don’t know exactly who will be at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on the big day, details are emerging as to who won’t be.
A fews big names who aren’t on the list? UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump, and his predecessor Barack Obama, according to reports.
Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English said on Twitter that “the couple have decided not to invite any political leaders both from the UK & abroad.”
“Sources say that although Mr and Mrs Obama are not invited the couple ‘are very much looking forward to seeing them soon’.”
Kensington Palace said: It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK & international – is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding. Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 10, 2018
Of course, ruling out political leaders altogether means that we’re unlikely to see any members of the UAE royal family attending. But at this stage, who knows?
HH Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. So too did HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
This wedding is expected to be smaller than the 2011 event, which saw 1,900 attend the ceremony. Six hundred guests were hosted for a formal lunch and 300 closer friends and family staying on into the evening.
We’ll keep you updated with any further guest list news…