Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'Urged Not To Invite ​Barack Obama To Wedding'

The British government are urging Harry and Meghan not to invite former president Barack Obama to their wedding, The Sun reports.

The 33-year-old prince and his American fiancée seem to be pretty good pals with the Obamas, having bonded at the Invictus Games, the multi-sport event Harry created for wounded, injured or sick armed servicemen and women.

Barack Obama also sent out a congratulatory tweet to Harry and Meghan after news broke of their engagement, saying that him and former First Lady Michelle were 'delighted'.

Prince Harry has also interviewed Barack for his guest slot on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. The interview, which was recorded at this year's Invictus Games, will be broadcast on 27 December.

However, the engaged couple have reportedly been advised not to invite their Stateside friends to the big day - and apparently it's because of current American president Donald Trump.

According to The Sun, a senior government source said: "Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it's causing a lot of nervousness.

"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."

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Tensions between the UK and Trump are pretty high right now, which is why the government must be urging people to be more careful than ever.

The royals' relationship with him, for instance, are already on dodgy ground - after Meghan Markle made negative comments about him being 'misogynistic' on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore back in May 2016.

The American president was also criticised by prime minister Theresa May, who said it was 'wrong' of him to retweet and promote far right tweets, and also condemned his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Little is known about Harry and Meghan's big day, other than that it will take place on 19 May next year. We also know that it'll be taking place at the 15th-century St George's Chapel at Winsdor Castle - a bit more intimate than Westminster Abbey, where Harry's big bro got hitched.

Most importantly, though, because it's happening on a Saturday, we do know we're not even going to get a national holiday. FFS.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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