Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Donald Trump, Obama not likely to attend Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding

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Glenn Montgomery | 11 April, 2018, 16:58

"Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle have said that they want their wedding to be a celebration of fun and joy, and to involve as many people from across the United Kingdom as possible". "Her Majesty's government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by the royal household", a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not required to invite leaders and dignitaries to their royal wedding.

There has been plenty of speculation on who will make it to the guest list of #Prince Harry and #Meghan Markle.

A British government source also confirmed Prime Minister May had not been invited and there was no belief that she would be.

If you fancy trying it out for yourself on the big day, but don't fancy making your own or trekking down to Violet Bakery, don't worry, you've got another option: Iceland is now selling a dupe of the royal wedding cake.

On Tuesday, the Kensington Palace said in a statement that the soon-to-be royal couple will not be inviting world leaders to the wedding, at least not on the basis of their official position, CNN reported. The list includes charity workers, school teachers, organisations closely associated with the couple and community members in the Windsor Castle area. She's taking the grandmother of a 15-year-old who died in the attack as her guest.

Also invited is 14-year-old Reuben Litherland who was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language.

Ex-Royal Irish Regiment soldier Philip Gillespie (pictured below), who lost his right leg during a tour of Afghanistan in 2011, said it felt a "wee bit surreal" to receive an invite in the post. Kensington Palace has also released some of the names of the people chosen to join the crowds inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Of those who were actually invited, 1,200 of the guests asked to attend received invitations due to their dedication to civic action in the U.K. Harry and Markle share a passion for humanitarianism and have seemingly chose to incorporate their love for community service and helping others by asking the Lord Lieutenants to invite a number of people "including young people, who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities", the Palace said.

These guests will be a part of the 2500 members of the public and figures from charities the couple supports invited to watch the celebrations on the day.

Later in the evening Harry's father, Prince Charles, will host a private reception for about 200 guests at nearby Frogmore House.

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