The Obamas Won't Be At The Royal Wedding...and This Is Why

US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. AFP

US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. AFP

Barack and Michelle Obama will not make the trip to Windsor Castle for the May 19th wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle...and neither will the Trumps.

Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English said on Twitter that "the couple have decided not to invite any political leaders both from the United Kingdom & overseas".

'Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household'.

Suhani Jalota, who founded Myna Mahila in 2015, said: "Myna Mahila Foundation is delighted to be a part of this special occasion for Ms Meghan Markle and Prince Harry".

The list included people from charity organisations as well as veterans from the armed forces who have suffered serious injuries in combat. Those who did manage to wrangle invites were people who Harry and Megs have existing direct relationships with.

Kensington Palace released more details on the guest list Tuesday, including an announcement the couple would not be inviting politicians or world leaders.

Harry and USA actress Markle, who will marry at Windsor Castle on May 19, have drawn large cheering crowds whenever they have appeared in public since their engagement was announced last November.

When Prince Harry's brother, Prince William, married Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011, more than £1-million (about R17-million) was donated to their selected charities.

Peterborough's Faith Dickinson has received an invitation to the Royal Wedding.

"Sources say that although Mr and Mrs Obama are not invited the couple "are very much looking forward to seeing them soon".

Insiders also note that William and Kate Wednesday in the grand Westminster Abbey in front of about 1,900 invitees, but Harry and Meghan's venue at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is much smaller and will have around 600 guests.

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is just a month away, but well-wishers do not have to rush in finding them the right gift.

Reuben Litherland, 14, has been invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the wedding celebrations.

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