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Royal wedding: Barack Obama and Donald Trump not among guests

From BBC - April 10, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn to their wedding.

The decision not to have an "official list" of political leaders in attendance also means that US President Donald Trump will not be invited.

The decision was made based on the church's size and the fact Harry is only fifth in line to the throne.

It has also been confirmed that Barack and Michelle Obama, who are friends of Harry, have not been invited.

Among the 1,200 members of the public who will be allowed into the grounds of Windsor Castle on 19 May will be a 12-year-old girl injured in the Manchester Arena attack.

Amelia Thompson, from Dronfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield, was left traumatised after witnessing the bomb blow up after the Ariana Grande concert in May 2017. She also damaged her vocal chords from screaming in horror.

The decision to invite those with a close relationship to the couple but not "an official list of political leaders" was taken in consultation with the government, Kensington Palace said.

By contrast the invitation list for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 - reflecting the groom's position as a future monarch - included foreign royals, Commonwealth governors-general, ambassadors, senior religious figures and many politicians from around the world.

The then-Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy PM Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband were among those who attended the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

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