2018-01-11 23:01:51 UTC
-- that they're willing to destroy US/UK relations to do it. Apparently, a
few sensible White men who can still read tea leaves are begging the prince
and his pet bantu to reconsider. How long till the Queen has had enough of
this horseshit, do you suppose?
Government pleads with Prince Harry not to invite Barack Obama to his
Prince, 33, became friends with former US President and his wife after
bonding with them at the Invictus Game
By Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor
28th December 2017
GOVERNMENT mandarins are urging Prince Harry not to invite the Obamas to his
wedding for fear of infuriating Donald Trump.
Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle have told aides they want the former US
president and wife Michelle at their big day on May 19.
The 33-year-old prince has become good friends with the Obamas since bonding
with them during the Invictus Games.
But Britain’s relations with Trump’s White House have sunk to their lowest
ebb since his election last year.
The property billionaire does not hide his loathing of Mr Obama and is
expected to be enraged if his predecessor gets the coveted call up when he
The young Royal couple’s dislike of the new president is well known.
Meghan made disparaging comments about him on social media during his
election campaign last year.
There are deep fears among senior Foreign Office and No10 officials that
another perceived national snub will make it impossible for Theresa May to
meaningfully engage with Trump.
A senior government source said: “Harry has made it clear he wants the
Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness.
“Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he
has had a chance to meet the Queen.
“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.”
As the wedding is not a state occasion, the Government only have a
consultative role in its organization and heads of state will not be
The guest list is instead being drawn up in full by Buckingham Palace rather
than the Department of Culture, Media and Sport – which presides over
national events such as state funerals.
Tensions with Trump are at a high after a series of rows between him and the
PM in the Autumn.
It took him 13 days to call back Mrs May after she branded him wrong to
retweet far right propaganda, and condemned his decision to recognise the
disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In another sign of their friendship, Mr Obama tweeted his congratulations to
the pair when their engagement was announced last month, saying he and the
former First Lady were “delighted”.
The 44th American president added: “We wish you a lifetime of joy and
Prince Harry has also interviewed Mr Obama for BBC Radio 4’s Today
Programme, which he guest edits on Wednesday.