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Royal couple request charity donations not wedding presents

Meghan Markle Prince Harry The Obamas reportedly will not attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
Ray Hunter | 11 April, 2018, 16:59

Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for Kensington Palace, the prince's official residence, said: "It has been decided that an official list of political leaders - both United Kingdom and worldwide - is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's wedding".

In a pivot away from royal tradition, Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will not invite politicians from Great Britain or elsewhere to their May wedding. "Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by the royal household".

"Myna Mahila Foundation is delighted to be a part of this special occasion for Ms. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry".

According to the BBC, former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have also not been invited to the wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not required to invite leaders and dignitaries to their royal wedding. Despite the close friendship between the British prince and the former USA president, it turns out the Obamas are not among the expected 600 guests.

A British Government source confirmed Ms May would not be attending and said there had been no expectation that she would.

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Invitations to the royal wedding were dispatched in March.

To be one of the 1,200 members of the public invited to the celebrations outside the church, you need to have overcome adversity or contributed to the community. She has invited Sharon Goodman - the grandmother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, one of the 22 concert-goers killed in the terror attack - to join her. Amelia said: 'I'm so excited to be going'.

Ex-Royal Irish Regiment soldier Philip Gillespie (pictured below), who lost his right leg during a tour of Afghanistan in 2011, said it felt a "wee bit surreal" to receive an invite in the post.

Also invited is 14-year-old Reuben Litherland who was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is also not expected to attend the May 19 ceremony at Windsor Castle.

"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".

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