Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't have political guests at wedding


A Kensington Palace spokesperson told Daily Express reporter Richard Palmer, "It has been decided that an official list of political leaders-both United Kingdom and international-is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's wedding".

The wedding guests will be people who have an existing direct relationship with the groom or the bride or with both, said a source at Kensington palace, the official residence of William and Harry. Some in the British press are framing the decision to exclude political leaders as a diplomatic way of getting out of inviting Trump to their wedding.

A schoolgirl born with one leg who became a charity ambassador and mental health champion has been picked to attend the royal wedding.

The are around 600 people invited to the May 19 ceremony at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel and the decision to not invite world leaders was reached after royal officials consulted with the British government to go over protocol and precedent.

Harry is now fifth in line for the throne and will be demoted to sixth once Middleton gives birth to her third child later this month.

And Prince Harry has a well-documented friendship with Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

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.

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One of the youngest guests invited to the wedding is Amelia Thompson, 12, from Dronfield Woodhouse.

The nature of the guests, likely to be friends, work colleagues and good acquaintances of the couple, and the smaller venue, reflects Harry's position.

Prince Harry, left, meets with Canadian athletes alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Prince's visit to Toronto to promote the 2017 Invictus Games.

Amelia Thompson, 12, who was caught up in the Manchester Arena bombing previous year, is on the list.

Markle obviously looked ah-amazing in the stunning frock, but the public questioned whether a nude top was the right selection for a soon-to-be-royal.

- Zoe Arundell, 20, from Wales, who has been volunteering with Valley Kids since she was 13 and attended as a young person herself from age 6.