Status prevented Prince William to invite Obama to his wedding
U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will not attend the wedding of Prince William next year. This decision is motivated by the fact that William is not yet an official heir to the British throne, and therefore the impending wedding did not have the status of activities of national importance The Daily Mail notes that thanks to this the prince and his future wife – 28-year-old Kate Middleton (Kate Middleton) – must not invite the mandatory two thousand guests, the prescribed rules of an event of this level.
The source added that preference will be given to ordinary citizens and employees of charities, rather than the VIP-persons. However, it is possible that all, some of the political elite appear at the wedding, such as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni .
Rejection of an invitation to the American first couple will mean a retreat from tradition. The Daily Mail notes that in 1981 the wedding the parents of William – Prince Charles and Princess Diana – were invited U.S. president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy (present at the ceremony she was alone because of ill health after the Reagan assassination attempt).
William and Kate wedding is scheduled for April 29, 2011 in Westminster Abbey. Given the difficult economic situation and rising unemployment, the Prince has promised that his marriage would not be the same luxury as that of his parents, when brought together more than 3,500 guests.
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