Barack and Michelle Obama are such egomaniacs that they actually fancy themselves to be royalty. That’s why when they heard that Prince Harry would be getting married to American actress Meghan Markle in May, they simply assumed that they would be invited. Now, however, the Obamas have been brought back to Earth as it has just been revealed that they will not be invited to the wedding of the year after all.
Daily Mail reported that experts are saying that it’s likely the Obamas will not be invited out of fears of damaging diplomatic ties with the U.S. If Harry were to invite the Obamas and not Donald Trump, it would undoubtedly upset the sitting president and put at risk diplomatic relations between the U.S. and U.K.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe said that the Foreign Office has told Harry that inviting the Obamas would be a bad idea, and that the prince will likely heed this advice. Larcombe pointed out that no foreign heads of state were invited to Kate and William’s wedding in 2011.
“There were religious leaders, members of the royal family, and commonwealth countries that were invited,” he told townandcountry.com. “I suspect that will be the same blueprint that Meghan and Harry will use. It’s all very carefully orchestrated to make sure that there’s no political overtones.”
“Diplomacy is very important,” Larcombe explained. “Harry and Meghan will be guided by the Foreign Office’s advice.”
The risk here is that Markle and Harry have already made it clear that they want to rip up the rulebook for their wedding, choosing to break traditions by doing things like having Markle’s mother walk them down the aisle rather than her father. However, despite this, Larcombe thinks they won’t be pushing the boundaries far enough to invite the Obamas.
“[Harry and Meghan] are real people and they do want to do their own thing, but I think they’ll also be very conscious of the fact that, from a [public relations] point of view, any major mistakes…you could regret that for a very long time,” he said.
The Obamas are personal friends of Harry’s, so this snub will sting them particularly hard. However, we think it’s time for the Obamas to realize that they are not royals at all and that they no longer have any power in the world whatsoever.