Prince William thinks the first couple is too important to invite to his wedding.
The Daily Mail reports that William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton won’t be putting President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the guest list for their royal nuptials next year.
It’s nothing personal, just a question of status. "The wedding will not be a formal state occasion since Prince William is neither the sovereign nor the heir to the throne," a St. James Palace spokesman told the Daily Mail. That means Will and Kate aren’t pressed to invite any heads of state to their big day.
“It is certainly not the case that all foreign heads of state will be excluded,” a senior courtier told the Daily Mail. “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).”
Instead, the United Kingdom’s hottest couple is looking to fill their 2,000-slot guest list with ordinary people who have worked with his 21 charities. It’s all part of his desire to hold a “people’s wedding.” However, there is word that France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni may be in attendance for the wedding.
— Sonya Eskridge