Neither Obama Nor Trump Will Be Invited To The Royal Wedding

The royal wedding will take place on May 19

Social media users have been vividly debating the recent news that UK Prime Minister Theresa May was not invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

According to PEOPLE, the guest list will not include former president Barack Obama and wife Michelle, nor current POTUS Donald Trump and FLOTUS Melania.

A Kensington Palace spokesman told ET in a statement on Tuesday that Prince Harry and Meghan will not be inviting political leaders to their wedding.

The decision was reached after royal officials consulted with the British government to go over protocol and precedent. In addition, elected United States politicians were also left off the invite list.

"You're going to see them as far more activists than perhaps previous royal couples", said Morton, who spoke to dozens of royal officials, friends and family of the couple for the book.

"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will exchange their 'I do's" in Windsor on 19 May, are "incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them", Kensington Palace further added.

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Deaf schoolboy Reuben Litherland, who started sign language lessons at his school, has also been invited.

Officials, however, were likely concerned Trump would feel snubbed if he was left out while his predecessor attended.

"Celebrate THE wedding of the year with this handsome china plate featuring the portraits of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle", writes the seller, who adds, "This plate won't fail to raise a smile and evoke pride in our country's most cherished couple".

Harry has been a big supporter of the Invictus Games, where wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball\ and indoor rowing. The royal family was accused of favoring the UK Conservative Party over Labour when former Conservative Prime Ministers John Major and Margaret Thatcher received invitations to Prince William's wedding, while Labour leaders Tony Blair and Gordon Brown did not.

The Diana Award, the charity legacy to the late Princess of Wales, also took to Twitter to announce that seven of its recipients on the royal guest list.

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