With the Royal wedding fast approaching, invitations are expected to go out to the “lucky” guests any day now. Meanwhile, word is spreading that American actress Meghan Markle, a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump, has hidden a “nasty” message for POTUS in her wedding invitations. This woman is sick.
Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first announced their engagement in November, there has been no shortage of speculation surrounding who will get an invite to their highly-publicized nuptials — and who won’t.
Most of the controversy has centered around whether President Donald Trump or former President Barack Obama will get an invite. Relations between the U.S. and Britain are seen as rocky at the moment. Thus, there was some concern that inviting the Obamas would be seen as a snub to Trump, who reportedly will not be receiving an invitation.
Markle has been a vocal opponent of Trump and is a supporter of Hillary Clinton. However, as soon as she marries into the Royal Family, she will have to keep her big liberal trap shut. Royals are prohibited from pushing a political agenda, so Markle’s penchant for activism will have to be shelved.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Obama are good friends. The former president is expected to get an invitation to the Royal wedding, despite the fact that Harry was warned early on that it would be seen as a snub to Trump. It appears that he doesn’t care, though, because reports surfaced this week that he was going against the advice of his handlers by inviting Obama and not Trump.
The smitten couple have asked the former US President and his wife Michelle to attend their big day at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.
A Royal source told us Harry and Meghan “want to do things their own way”, despite aides advising them to hold back on the invite.
It was feared such a move would outrage US President Donald Trump – who has reportedly not been invited – and rock diplomatic ties with his country.
But Harry and Meghan have turned their noses up at the risk by sending out the RSVP, leaving the final decision to Obama himself. [Source: Daily Star]
“The invitations are going out now, but Mr. and Mrs. Obama still have to respond. I am very, very sure they will attend though,” said a source close to Meghan and Harry. “Harry and Meghan want to do things their own way. They are inviting their own friends, and not on the advice of aides,” added the insider.
A spokesman for the betting agency William Hill PLC said that Harry “is in a position” to invite Obama without worrying about the political implications of such a move.
“We’ve changed our minds on this. We think Harry is in a position that he does not have to worry about the political implications of an invite,” said Rupert Adams. “We feel strongly that the Obamas will get an invite.”
As for Trump?
“We’d be very surprised to see him on the guest list,” Adams said.
While most of the wedding guests will be dictated by Kensington Palace, Markle will be inviting her mother Doria Ragland, dad Thomas, half-brother Thomas Jr. and possibly Samantha Grant. Markle’s friends include tennis star Serena Williams, stylist Jessica Mulroney, “Suits” star Patrick J. Adams, and former “Made in Chelsea” cast member Millie Mackintosh.
Markle’s ex-husband, producer Trevor Engelson, is not expected to receive an invitation.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a trifecta of ties to the bride and groom: He’s the head of a Commonwealth country, host of Harry’s latest Invictus Games and leader of the nation where Markle had been living.
On the celebrity front, Elton John, who turned his song Candle in the Wind into an anthem for the late Princess Diana, is considered a 1-50 lock for an invite (98 percent chance) and singer James Blunt comes in at 1-4. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is also reportedly close to Harry’s royal cousins and his U.K. tour doesn’t start until a few days later.
The betting for wedding performer includes John, Sheeran, Coldplay, Joss Stone and Adele.
Yet A-listers could find themselves outnumbered by British military members and charity workers. Look for dress uniforms from both the Blues and Royals regiment and the Army Air Corps, because Harry served as a former Apache helicopter co-pilot in Afghanistan. [Source: USA TODAY]
Truth be told, President Donald Trump has far more important things to worry about than the guest list for the Royal wedding. He is running a country. The most pressing matter on Barack Obama’s docket is whether or not to grow a beard.