Royal Wedding: Speculation mounts that Donald Trump will be invited

Royal Wedding: Speculation growing as to whether Donald Trump will be invited

Prince Harry and his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle are engaged, and speculation over the guestlist is growing

Monday, November 27, 2017

Speculation is mounting as to whether Donald Trump will be invited to the upcoming Royal Wedding.

On Monday, it was announced Prince Harry and his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle are engaged to be married.

Speculation suggests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may receive an invite, as well as Commonwealth leaders from around the world.

The Obamas are also frontrunners to receive invitations, given the bond the Prince forged with the former Presidential couple over the course of his work with military veterans.

But some commentators are saying an invite to Donald Trump will be unlikely, given the problems it would raise.

It could result in mass protests and a major headache over the security an American president would require. In fact, it has been suggested the Obamas were overlooked for Prince William’s wedding in 2011 due to security concerns.

Additionally, Markle has been critical of the US President in the past, calling him “misogynistic.”

The move could also create the sort of unrest witnessed when Theresa May offered a state visit to Trump at the start of 2017.

Polls taken at the time suggested two million people could take to the streets in protest.

Despite this, there is the possibility that the First Family could attend, even if Trump himself does not.

The Prince met First Lady Melania Trump at the 2017 Invictus Games in Canada, and she could attend the event alone.

There is historical precedent for this – at the wedding of the Prince’s parents, Charles and Diana, the president at the time, Ronald Reagan, did not make an appearance. He was instead represented by his wife, Nancy.