Prior to President Tump’s inauguration in January, the Obamas enjoyed all of the perks of living in the White House and the presidency. It was clear that the couple enjoyed the power trip. For eight years, the Obamas believed they were royalty, and when the time came for the Trumps to move into the White House, it was clear the Michelle and Barack were having difficulty adjusting to their new private lives. Michelle and Barack used to enjoy the perks of being First Lady and President and loved attending major events and gatherings. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case and the Obamas are being excluded from the biggest social event of the century, and they’re both collectively outraged.
The Obamas thought they were automatically invited to the wedding for two reasons: Barack is good friends with Harry, and because Meghan Markle is half-black. Well, they were wrong and the couple are not to happy about the news.
When the news first broke that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were getting engaged, the Obamas immediately tried to gain the royal family’s attention in order to ensure they received an invitation. Upon hearing the news, Barack beat Trump to the punch by going on Twitter to congratulate the happy couple. It almost appeared that Obama was stalking Prince Harry due to how quickly he responded to the news. But in the end, that wasn’t enough, and an announcement was made that neither Obama or President Trump would be invited.
According to The Daily Mail:
The forthcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was branded a ‘diplomatic timebomb’ if Barack Obama was invited, but not Donald Trump. And now, courtiers are doing their best to defuse the explosive. I hear that Prince Harry, who counts Obama as a friend, won’t ask the former Democrat U.S. President to his nuptials at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on May 19.
‘President Trump will not be invited because the wedding will be for friends and family only,’ a source tells me.
‘It won’t be a state occasion. If Mr. Obama was invited, the invitation could look like a snub to Mr. Trump, and His Royal Highness would not wish to cause a diplomatic row.’
Courtiers say such an invitation could further antagonize Republican President Trump who, as the Mail disclosed, canceled a proposed visit to London next month to open the new £750 million U.S. embassy. A senior source suggested Trump called off what would have been his first trip to Britain since he entered office a year ago as he was unhappy about the arrangements and scale of the visit.
He was not due to meet the Queen until a full state visit at a later date. Trump’s explanation for the snub was that the embassy’s move from Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair district to cheaper Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a ‘bad deal’ by the Obama administration.
When Harry was a guest editor of Radio 4’s Today show last month, he was asked if he would be inviting Obama, who agreed to be interviewed for the programme. ‘I don’t know about that,’ he replied.
‘We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together yet, so who knows whether he’s going to be invited or not? I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.’
No doubt, Meghan will have her own views. The U.S. former actress previously described Trump as ‘misogynistic’ and ‘divisive’. A spokesman for Kensington Palace tells me: ‘At this stage, we are not commenting on aspects of the wedding.’
For many years the Obama’s believed they were royalty, and now that they are no longer in the spotlight they are having trouble adjusting. Barack and Michelle are certainly bummed that they are not invited to the major event, but just because you think you are royalty, doesn’t make it so.
The Royal Wedding is huge news across the world, and the Obamas must be furious that they won’t be able to attend the event. Their egos must be so bruised right now after receiving the unexpected news, but I guess they will just have to deal with it and get over it. It’s nice to see Obama get snubbed like that. What do you think?
H/T Daily Mail