There’s only one day until the event of the year. On May 19, Prince Harry and his beautiful fiance, Meghan Markle will unite their destinies. As expected, the guests list includes famous people from all over the world. Still, the United States president, Donald Trump won’t present at the wedding.
The US president and the first lady Melania Trump won’t be at Windsor Castle in England. But the same is with the former president Barack Obama, or other political leaders. The explanation, as the royal family declared are “diplomatic reasons.”
“It has been decided that an official list of political leaders — both U.K. and international — is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding,” has declared a spokesman of Kensington Palace.
“If the Obamas turned up and Donald Trump was snubbed, then that would cause problems for the British government in terms of foreign diplomacy and the special relationship. Harry and Meghan wouldn’t want their wedding overshadowed by that,” says royal biographer Duncan Larcombe.
Nevertheless, the royal family made some requests to those who are unable to attend to the event. They asked them to donate to charitable causes instead of sending gifts. Taking this under consideration, the Trump family is planning to do something way better than give the newlywed couple a “bowl.” So the US presidential couple is going to donate the money they’d have spent on the wedding. President Trump and the first lady “will be making a contribution to one of the seven charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,” said Lindsay Walters, the White House deputy press secretary.
The White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters also confirms that the “President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts.”
The royal family is involved in many charity causes, including the Armed Forces and homeless, women’s empowerment or environment foundations. So they’ll pick the where the donations will go.
On a different note, the royal wedding is expected with enthusiasm from both the guests and the people from UK. More than that, besides the regular guests, 1,200 members of the public “from every corner of the United Kingdom,” will take part.
We wish them a Happy Wedding!