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This is a bit sad! As it turns out, everyone decided that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could not and should not invite any politicians to their May wedding. Harry is the heir’s spare, so obviously his wedding was never going to be as important – socially or politically – as William’s wedding. But many of us thought and hoped that Harry’s personal friendship with Michelle and Barack Obama meant that he would extend a wedding invitation to them. Alas, it was not to be. I guess Downing Street believed that if Harry invited the Obamas and not the Trumps, it would be seen as a notable “snub.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are keeping politics out of their upcoming royal wedding.”It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both U.K. and international – is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding. Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household,” a Kensington Palace spokesman said Tuesday.Their decision to omit world leaders from their guest list means former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama will not be attending the May 19 ceremony at Windsor Castle, PEOPLE understands. While Harry and Meghan have become close to the couple, their guest list is being reserved for long-standing friends they have known for years. Even though Barack and Michelle won’t be at their wedding, Harry and Meghan have plans to visit with the Obamas in the near future.”Both the couples look forward to seeing each other soon,” adds a royal source. Harry has become close to Michelle in recent years through their mutual work on behalf of veterans. Barack also supported Harry’s Invictus Games in Toronto last September.The absence of dignitaries at the wedding also means President Donald Trump and senior British politicians will not be invited.”Those in attendance will be people who one or both of the couple has a existing direct relationship with,” adds a royal source.I guess Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace all came down on the side of caution, because there was absolutely no f–king way that Harry and Meghan would invite Donald Trump, and since they didn’t want to look like they were snubbing the baby-fisted fascist in particular, they just erred on the side of making their wedding completely apolitical. It is sad – they should be able to invite whoever they want. Maybe Harry and Meghan will make a point of doing one of their first married-couple appearances with the Obamas? That would be nice. Apparently, Harry and Meg are rumored to be planning for a honeymoon in Namibia, allegedly at the Hoanib Valley Camp. They should invite Michelle and Barack along. Photos courtesy of WENN.Celebitchy