May’s Government Urges Prince Harry Not To Invite Obama To Royal Wedding For Fear Of Offending Trump
Theresa May’s Conservative government has urged Prince Harry not to invite Barack and her wife to the wedding, due to the fear of upsetting US President Donald Trump.

Prince Harry of Wales announced his engagement to Meghan Markle last month, selecting May 19th for their wedding ceremony.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have informed aides that they want the former US president and his wife to attend the wedding on 19 May.

“Harry has made it clear that he wants the Obamas at the wedding,” a senior government source said: “Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen.”

“Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the PM lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up.” The official added.

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The officials are afraid a wedding invite from Prince Harry to Mr Obama could jeopardise British and US relations. The UK’s relations with Trump’s government have sunk to their lowest ebb since his election last year. They believe billionaire might take offence if the Obamas receive a wedding invite and he does not.

Prince Harry has a close relationship with Mr Obama and Michelle Obama following their collaboration during the Invictus Games, a sporting event for war veterans. Their relation has caused a deep fear among senior Foreign Office and No10 officials that another perceived national snub will make it impossible for the PM to meaningfully engage with Mr Trump.

Prince Harry interviewed Mr Obama in September and the conversation will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Wednesday.

After the engagement was announced, Mr Obama tweeted his congratulations to the pair saying he and the former First Lady were “delighted”, adding: “We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.”

Earlier this month, Mrs May branded president Trump wrong after he retweeted videos uploaded by the leader of the controversial “Britain First” movement, and condemned his decision to recognise the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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