What a royal headache.
The British government is in a tizzy that Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle will invite former President Barack Obama to their spring wedding and fears that President Trump will take it as a snub and cause relations between the two allies to chill even further, according to a report Tuesday.
“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” the Sun reported, citing a senior government official. “Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen.”
The relationship between Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May has been a rocky one, with the leaders lashing out at one another during a number of controversies.
Most recently, May chastised Trump, calling him “wrong” for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right British group in November.
And while the prince bonded with the Obamas during the Invictus Games in September in Toronto, his bride-to-be referred to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign as “divisive” and “misogynistic.”
The Sun reported that May, whose invitation to Trump to come to England for a state visit was met with protests and petitions against it, could have the final word on whether the president will be on the guest list for the May 19 wedding.
“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,” the British tabloid reported.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, were not invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
SOURCE: New York Post – Mark Moore