British Royals Extend an Offer to Obama; UK Government Worried How Trump Will React
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to invite the Obamas to their royal wedding in the spring, but the British government may leave them off the list to avoid offending President Donald Trump, according to a report.
“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” a senior British government source told The Sun. “Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the queen.”
The tabloid’s report published on Tuesday states that there are deep fears among senior foreign office officials that a snub of Trump, whom the prince and Markle dislike, could make it impossible for Prime Minister Theresa May to connect with the polarizing president.
“Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the (prime minister) lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up,” the source told The Sun.
The prince and former President Barack Obama became friends after the royal invited him as his guest to the Invictus Games, a sporting event for war veterans, in Toronto late September. The two were pictured talking and laughing together.