The Obamas are such egomaniacs – they actually fancy themselves to be royalty, so when they heard that Prince Harry would be getting married to American actress Meghan Markle, they just assumed that there would be invitation for them. However, they have been brought back to Earth now that it has been revealed that they won’t be invited to the wedding after all.
As Daily Mail reported, experts are saying that it’s likely the Obamas not to be invited out of fears of damaging diplomatic ties with the U.S. In case the prince invites the Obamas and not the Trumps, it would upset the sitting president and put at risk diplomatic relations between the U.S. and U.K. with no doubt.
According to Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, the Foreign Office has told the prince that inviting the Obamas is not a good idea and noted that no foreign heads of state were invited to Kate and William’s wedding in 2011:
“There were religious leaders, members of the royal family, and commonwealth countries that were invited, but I don’t think that will be the same blueprint that Meghan and Harry will use. It is all very carefully orchestrated so that there are no political overtones. Diplomacy is a very important thing. Harry and Meghan will be guided by the Foreign Office’s advice.”
There is a risk here though – they have already made it clear that they want to rip up the rulebook for their wedding and breaking traditions by doing things like having Markle’s mother walk them down the aisle rather than her father. However, regardless of this, Larcombe thinks they won’t be pushing the boundaries that far to invite the Obamas:
“Harry and Meghan do their own thing, but I think they’ll also be very conscious of the fact that, from a public relations point of view, they could regret if they make any major mistakes.”
Barack and Michelle are personal friends of Harry’s, so this snub will sting them particularly hard, but we anyway think it’s time for them to realize that they are not royals and that they no longer have any power in the world whatsoever.