British royal Prince Harry and his American-born fiancé reportedly want former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to attend his high-profile wedding next year, further straining relations between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump.
According to Fox News, the soon-to-be married couple plan on extending the invitation to the Obamas well ahead of their spring wedding; causing a major headache for May who has so-far refused to offer President Trump a formal state visit and meeting with the Queen.
“There are deep fears among senior Foreign Office and [No. 10] officials that another perceived national snub will make it impossible for Theresa May to meaningfully engage with Trump,” reports the Sun. “Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness.”
President Obama and Prince Harry developed a personal relationship while working on the Invictus Games, a multinational sporting event featuring injured veterans from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other nations.
Harry’s future bride, Meghan Markle, was an outspoken critic of President Trump during the 2016 campaign, calling him a “misogynist” and “divisive.” Ultimately, the decision will be up to the UK government.
“Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the PM lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up,” adds the Sun.