Why Trump, Obama not invited to British royal wedding?

In the case of a royal wedding, this means the likes of Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as official foreign dignitaries such as the President of the United States.

It's got to be one of the top invites of the year, and the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle isn't far off.

Deviating from the norm, the couple have decided not to invite political leaders and go with people they have a direct relationship with instead.

"Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by the Royal Household", the spokesperson said.

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HH Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

There had been some speculation that the Obamas might be invited due to the personal rapport between the former president and Harry, but it would have been diplomatically awkward to invite the Obamas and not the Trumps. Trump and his predecessor, Obama, were also left out.

It is not yet known how many representatives of Europe's other royal families will be invited or how many of Markle's friends and colleagues from Hollywood will make the trek.

Kensington Palace also said on Tuesday that 2,640 people would be invited on the day into the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the couple will be married in St George's Chapel on May 19.

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The list includes Phillip Gillespie, 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.

"They will watch the arrivals of the Bride and Groom and their wedding guests at the Chapel and will see the Carriage Procession as it departs from the Castle".

Also on the list is Amelia Thompson, 12, who was caught up in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people a year ago.

Twelve-year-old Amelia Thompson, who was injured in the Ariana Grande concert attack in Manchester in May last year, has been confirmed as a guest.

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