Harry and Meghan don't have to invite politicians to wedding

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited US President Donald Trump to their wedding next month.

Another royal source shared that the Obamas also won't be at the wedding, although they didn't disclose if they had been invited as private friends of the couple. "Her Majesty's government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by the royal household".

The reasoning behind the snub is a perfectly logical one - unlike his brother Prince William, Harry isn't an heir to the throne and therefore, "official guests" or heads of state are not necessary to invite. It was widely believed that the Obamas had the inside track, after Prince Harry and Mr. Obama forged a friendship while attending the Invictus Games in Toronto previous year.

Thanking Meghan, who will exchange vows with Prince Harry on May 19 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, once again, Mr Barnes added his congratulations ahead of her impending wedding.

The Prime Minister's Office confirmed in an email to Global News that Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, will not be at the nuptials.

In a pivot away from royal tradition, Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will not invite politicians from Great Britain or elsewhere to their May wedding. While the former president and first lady were not asked to attend Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding, the Obamas have established a friendship with Prince Harry over the years.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London on November 27, 2017.

Still, this is a departure from recent royal weddings. We haven't even put the invite or the guest list together.

Meanwhile, members of the public from around the United Kingdom have this week learned they will be amongst the 2640 people at the Windsor Castle wedding.

The list includes a soldier from Northern Ireland who lost his right leg in a combat incident in Afghanistan, where Harry also served, and a number of people who have founded charities.

Last year, the royal family member interviewed Obama as part of a guest editor stint for BBC Radio 4. The couple tasked Lord Lieutenants with extending invitations to a select group of young people who have demonstrated their commitment to service or leadership.

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