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Whitehall fears Trump backlash over Obama wedding invite

  • Officials fear a royal wedding invite could be seen as a snub to President Trump
  • Prince Harry and Barack Obama have a close relationship and are firm friends 
  • Mr Obama will appear on the Today show tomorrow presented by Prince Harry 
  • Mr Obama tweeted his congratulations to the prince and Meghan Markle

Top civil servants are afraid a wedding invite from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Barack Obama could jeopardise British and US relations. 

Prince Harry has a close relationship with the former US President who will appear on a special edition of Today tomorrow. 

The former Commander in Chief has been a strong supporter of Harry’s Invictus Games initiative for wounded warriors. 

Whitehall mandarins fear Prince Harry’s close relationship with former US President Barack Obama could jeopardise Anglo US relations by offending Donald Trump

Mr Obama has a close relationship with Harry due to their support of the Invictus Games 

Mr Obama has a close relationship with Harry due to their support of the Invictus Games 

Officials fear Donald Trump, pictured, may be offended if the Obamas attend the royal wedding and he does not receive an invite to the big day in May

Officials fear Donald Trump, pictured, may be offended if the Obamas attend the royal wedding and he does not receive an invite to the big day in May

Whitehall mandarins fear that by inviting Mr Obama and his wife Michelle it could be seen as a snub to Donald Trump. 

President Trump has been highly critical of his predecessor and Government officials fear the thin-skinned billionaire might take offence if the Obamas receive a wedding invite and he does not. 

Already there have been threats of mass protests if President Trump visits the UK in February to officially open the new US Embassy. 

Prime Minister Theresa May received intense criticism over her visit to Washington in January where she extended the offer of a state visit to President Trump. 

One source told The Sun: ‘Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness.

‘Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen.

‘Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the PM lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up.’

Shortly after the engagement was announced, Mr Obama tweeted his congratulations to the couple. 

He said: ‘We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.’



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