Suppose Donald Trump did get an invite to the Royal wedding in May – it would be a car crash.
As The Sun in Britain reports, it looks like he will be snubbed and Obama invited instead.
It’s a sharp move, given how Trump would dominate their big day. Our president is a walking car crash, all eyes are on him and like that weird uncle, he will show up intent on being the center of attention. You can only imagine the Twitter storm.
If you think he is disliked in America, as the polls indicate, in Britain he’s as popular as the plague.
The royals would be right to snub him. British government ministers are terrified Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will invite the Obamas while snubbing the Trumps to their royal wedding. They should be.
The young couple, set to be married in May, are huge fans of the former president and despise Trump, the Sun newspaper reports from Britain.
Trump will still not have visited Britain at the time. He is expecting a formal state dinner when he does finally get to visit America's oldest ally, despite huge opposition.
According to the Sun, "The 33-year-old prince has become good friends with the Obamas since bonding with them during the Invictus Games. But Britain's relations with Trump's White House have sunk to their lowest ebb since his election last year. The property billionaire does not hide his loathing of Mr. Obama and is expected to be enraged if his predecessor gets the coveted call up when he won't. The young Royal couple's dislike of the new president is well known ...
"There are deep fears among senior Foreign Office and No. 10 officials that another perceived national snub will make it impossible for Theresa May to meaningfully engage with Trump. 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 former president gets the most coveted invite for many a year.’”
The Obamas didn’t score an invite to the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. The semi-state event held in Westminster Abbey saw a dazzling array of world heads of government and state attend. However, most were from Commonwealth countries or were European royalty – all of whom are distantly related to the Queen.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is set to be more low-key. The couple have chosen St George’s Chapel in Windsor and, unlike the 2011 event, the British Government has said Britons will not get a day off to celebrate. The smaller venue will likely mean even Commonwealth leaders won’t be invited. That means, if the Obamas do end up going, they’ll be doing so purely as friends of the happy couple.
Do you think Trump should get an invite to the royal wedding?