Prince Harry's Thorny Wedding Issue: Obama?

'Sun' reports government is worried about the implications of an Obama invite
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2017 5:50 PM CST
Prince Harry's Thorny Wedding Issue: Obama?
In this undated photo issued on Sunday Dec. 17, 2017 by Kensington Palace courtesy of the Obama Foundation, Britain's Prince Harry, right, interviews former US President Barack Obama as part of his guest editorship of BBC Radio 4's Today program.   (Kensington Palace courtesy of The Obama Foundation via AP)

Barack Obama and Prince Harry are chummy, and that could prove problematic. The UK's Sun tabloid claims the prince "has made it clear" the Obamas will be on the invite list for his and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, and that's allegedly causing some hand-wringing among government officials. The issue, per a government source: "Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the queen."

It suggests government conversations about whether to invite them are underway, and notes that "if the PM [Theresa May] lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up," which Politico reads as suggesting that May will have the final word. President Trump has been invited to the UK on a state visit, but it has yet to be put on the calendar, and the situation is a bit fraught. (More Prince Harry stories.)

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