Trump, Obama, And Other World Leaders Not Invited To Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hope to have their own children

The couple have bucked tradition and are keeping their 600-guest wedding intimate, keeping the guest list only to people they have a direct relationship with.

Kensington palace said in a statement: "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit".

A source also tells ET that Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding will not be "a state occasion" where dignitaries and other heads of state will be invited.

Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle attend the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 in Bath, England, April 6, 2018.

The decision was reached after royal officials consulted with the British government to go over protocol and precedent.

The make-up artist did not elaborate further on Meghan's connection to Win, but the fact she passed on his details raises the possibility that Prince Harry's fiancée has enlisted his services herself in the past. At Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding, then-prime minister David Cameron attended, as well as a slew of other political figures and foreign royalty.

Trump, First Lady Melania were not invited, nor were any other elected U.S. officials, a White House official said. Not even the British prime minister will be coming.

Another wedding guest was Rashid Bhayat, 38, who founded and runs Coventry's Positive Youth Foundation, which offers youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities in areas like music and sports. It appears that Prince Harry and Markle are keeping the smaller guest list exclusive to close friends and family.

When asked by the BBC in December if he would be inviting his presidential pal, Prince Harry played coy.

The 12-year-old from Dronfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield, has spent a year recovering from the trauma she suffered after she witnessed the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Not less than 500 members of The Royal Household are expected at the ceremony.

Pamela Anomneze, who uses art to help people with mental health issues, said she felt "excited and overwhelmed" to be chosen.

These guests will watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their wedding guests at the chapel and will see the bridal carriage procession as it departs the castle.



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