Obamas won't attend royal wedding
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Former President Obama and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week Jill Biden to focus on military families on foreign trip Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election MORE won’t be among the guests at Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s upcoming wedding, ITK has confirmed.

The ex-commander in chief and first lady “will not be attending” the royal nuptials on May 19 at Windsor Castle, as first reported by ABC News, “but the couples look forward to seeing each other soon.”

"It has been decided that an official list of political leaders — both UK and international — is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's wedding," a Kensington Palace spokesman told ITK. "Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household."


ITK has learned that all guests attending the big event will have a pre-existing relationship with the couple, rather than be there because of their title or position. 

The Obamas have formed a seemingly close relationship with 33-year-old Harry, the fifth in line to the British throne. Last year, the royal family member interviewed Obama as part of a guest editor stint for BBC Radio 4. Harry also visited Chicago last October for the Obama Foundation's inaugural summit, in addition to other appearances together.

Harry said last year that he didn't know whether the Obamas would be there as he tied the knot with Markle.

“I don't know about that. We haven't even put the invite or the guest list together. Who knows if he's going to be invited or not,” he said in December. “I wouldn't want to ruin that surprise.”

Obama congratulated Harry on Twitter last year after his engagement to the American actress Markle was announced:

—Updated at 11:54 a.m.