The Royal couple have rejected the advice of politicians and diplomats, and have invited former President Obama and his wife Michelle to attend their wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.
President Trump did not receive an invitation, and he is beside himself with anger. He is reportedly eating a great deal of fast food to calm himself down, as he does whenever he is under great stress.
A royal source notes that Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle “want to do things their own way,” despite aides advising them to hold back on the invitation. It was feared such a move would anger Trump, and would rock diplomatic ties with his country.
Others felt that nothing will harm diplomatic ties more than Donald Trump’s own behavior, so his anger over a wedding was deemed to be less of a consideration.
The source told Daily Star Online; “The invitations are going out now, but Mr. and Mrs. Obama still have to respond. I am very, very sure they will attend, though.”
The couple want to do things their own way. Harry and Meghan are inviting their own friends, and not on the advice of aides.
Prince Harry and Barack Obama have a genuine friendship that goes beyond work, with the former president interviewed by the prince recently on BBC Radio 4’s Today program.