Trump-hating Meghan Markle has found her way back into the news again. The soon-to-be member of the royal family has been an outspoken critic of President Trump and has enjoyed the mainstream media adoration her political comments have garnered her.
Well, the royal wedding is fast approaching, and the Suits actress is facing a decision of diplomatic proportions. Will she invite the president of the United States and keep with the wishes of the Queen? Or will she invite Barack Hussein Obama, a personal friend of Prince Harry’s, and snub the Trumps?
Check it out, per Town and Country:
Diplomatic concerns are the reason the president of the United States probably won’t receive an invitation to the royal wedding, says the author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story. (Larcombe also believes that that Harry has been strongly advised to not invite Barack Obama for the same reason).
“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 [between the U.S. and the U.K],” Larcombe explains. “Harry and Meghan wouldn’t want their wedding overshadowed by that.”
Aside from political allegiances, Larcombe says Trump may not be invited because he simply does not have a personal relationship with Harry. (In Obama’s case, he does—Harry and the 44th president have a shared history through the Invictus Games and Obama sent the newly engaged couple a congratulatory tweet.) Trump has not met Harry in person and has not yet made a presidential trip to the U.K. “[Harry could argue] that he’s only inviting people he knows,” Larcombe says.
There is no doubt that Ms. Markle has a strong opinion, after all, it is her wedding. In May 2016, she spoke out about then-candidate Trump on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. “It’s really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada,” she said. “I mean come on, if that’s reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.”
It’s doubtful that it’s even on President Trump’s radar, but this could set a precedent whereby the U.K. and U.S. are not on the best of terms diplomatically.
What do you think of Trump-hater Meghan Markle?
Will she invite President Trump to the wedding?