Theresa May not invited to Harry, Meghan royal wedding

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 10, 2018, 9:27 pm IST
Updated Apr 10, 2018, 9:27 pm IST
Official sources say official list of political leaders, both UK and international, not required for Prince Harry and Markle's wedding.
The government source said the wedding venue, St George's Chapel in Windsor, was notably smaller than Westminster Abbey where Harry's older brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 surrounded by a number of heads of government. (Photo: AP)
 The government source said the wedding venue, St George's Chapel in Windsor, was notably smaller than Westminster Abbey where Harry's older brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 surrounded by a number of heads of government. (Photo: AP)

UK government sources have revealed that Theresa May has not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

According to a royal source, who spoke to Reuters,guests to the wedding on 19 May will be people who have an existing direct relationship with one or both of the couple, a royal source told Reuters

 

An official spokesperson for Prince Harry said that it has been decided that an official list of political leaders - both UK and international - is not required for Prince Harry and Markle's wedding.

“Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household,” the source added.

The government source said the wedding venue, St George's Chapel in Windsor, was notably smaller than Westminster Abbey where Harry's older brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 surrounded by a number of heads of government.

The source said there had been no expectation from Downing Street that the prime minister would be invited.

Notably, US president Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama are also believed to have missed out on an invite to the coveted event.

Former PM Margaret Thatcher and opposition leaders Neil Kinnock, David Steel, David Owen attended Prince Andrew - who like Prince Harry was the second son - and Sarah Ferguson's wedding back back in 1986.

Invitations to Prince Harry and the Suits actor's wedding were distributed to 600 guests last month, with 200 close friends also invited to a private celebration at Frogmore House after the ceremony at St George’s Chapel.

Kensington Palace recently revealed the big day would include 250 members of the Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence also confirmed the Armed Forces would provide ceremonial support.

More than 100,000 visitors from around the world are expected to flood into Windsor for the highly-anticipated wedding next month.

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