Prince William Obama Not Invited Ordinary People, Not a State Occasion
President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William’s wedding next year. They are not invited because William and his future bride want to invite ordinary people and it’s not technically a State occasion.
Because Prince William is not yet heir to the throne, his wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a ‘state occasion’ – and the couple feel under no pressure to fill the 2,000-strong guest list with heads of state, the Mail understands.
They are more eager to ask ordinary citizens and charity workers than foreign dignitaries and VIPs to what will be the first royal ‘people’s wedding’, courtiers suggested.
A handful of heads of state are likely to be invited in line with previous royal weddings, possibly including France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni.