Although it’s been reported that Prince Harry said he wasn’t sure if Barack Obama would be on the guest list for his upcoming royal nuptials with Meghan Markle, an informal invite to the former president and first lady, Michelle Obama, has already been extended by the prince.
“Harry has already told the Obama’s he wants them at the wedding but because of the political side of things, like the immense pressure that would follow to invite the Trumps , their appearance at the wedding hangs in the balance,” a source tells Us Weekly. “If they don’t go, it will be because the Obama’s have turned around and said ‘We understand the situation you’re in, let us make it easy for you.’”
As we posted earlier, news reports say British officials are afraid of potential political consequences should Harry and Markle, 36, decide to invite the Obama’s to their May 2018 wedding, but not President Donald Trump.
When faced with the question head on during an interview on Wednesday with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show, Prince Harry deftly avoided the topic.
“We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together yet, so who knows whether he’s going to be invited or not,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”
Although no official invitations have been sent, the couple’s loved ones have already began planning for the big day.
“The friends and family who are going to the wedding already know they’re going,” says the insider. “There are no friends, at least on Meghan’s side, that are in the dark about that. Lots have already booked time off work, planning outfits etc.”
Harry and the former president have been friendly since 2014, when they bonded at the royal’s annual Invictus Games.
In April 2016, the Obama’s were hosted by Harry, Prince William and Duchess Kate for a dinner at Kensington Palace.