The Obamas may have to find something else to do on April 29.
In a Royal Snub heard from Buckingham Palace to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly not planning to invite US President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle, to their spring wedding.
What gives? Well, since Wills is not yet heir to the throne, the nuptials will not officially be classed as a “state occasion,” therefore the couple will not be required to include heads of states on the guest list, a well-place source blabbed to UK tabloid The Daily Mail this month. Instead, the soon-to-be newlyweds, both 28, want to tie the knot in the company of charity workers and members of the public.
“It is certainly not the case that all foreign heads of state will be excluded. The guest list is still being drawn up and could change, but as things stand it’s right to say Mr. Obama will not be invited.”
William and Kate’s wedding — the most-watched royal nups to hit the society pages since Charles and Diana wed in 1980 — is set for April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London.