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Royal wedding guest list: Theresa May and Donald Trump are not invited

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited Prime Minister Theresa May or US President Donald Trump to the royal wedding.

The couple will not have an official list of political leaders on the guest list when they marry on May 19th.

Former US President Barack Obama has also missed out on an invitation, sources said.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “It has been decided that an official list of political leaders –  both UK and international – is not required for Prince Harry and Ms Markle’s wedding.

“Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.”

Royal sources said the guest list will be restricted to those who have a direct relationship with the couple, and was taken both because St George’s Chapel is relatively small, and because the prince is not in the direct line of succession.

Some members of the public have received an invitation to wait in the grounds outside the chapel to watch the bride and groom and their wedding guests arrive and leave.

They include:

Philip Gillespie, 30, from Ballymena

Philip Gillespie

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Michael Cooper/PA

Philip lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and now raises funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. He has just taken part in Invictus Games UK Team Trials for rowing, swimming and archery.

Rosie Ginday, 34, from Birmingham

Rosie Ginday

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Richard Battye/PA

Rosie is the founder of Miss Macaroon, a social enterprise that provides culinary training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

Pamela Anomneze, 52, from Haringey

Pamela Anomneze

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Isabel Infantes/PA

Pamela is the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, a social enterprise that helps those recovering from mental health issues through the creative arts.

Amelia Thompson, 12, from Dronfield Woodhouse

Amelia Thompson

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Peter Byrne/PA

Amelia was caught up in the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017

In total, 2,640 people will fill the grounds. They include charity workers, pupils from two local schools and 500 members of The Royal Household.

Article Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/10/royal-wedding-theresa-may-donald-trump-not-invited/

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