President Obama Unlikely To Attend Royal Wedding

 When Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot on April 29th, don’t expect our 44th President to be in attendance.

According to a report from CBS News contributor Neil Sean, President Barack Obama may not be on the guest list: “The story I’m getting already from insiders [in Buckingham Palace] is that we don’t actually anticipate the president to attend the wedding. But we do think, for that extra touch of glamour, the gorgeous Michelle Obama will be making an appearance. Quite who she brings remains to be seen.

“I think what’s interesting is that they don’t really think that the President may want to attend, because of all the extra security: helicopters flying above, things like that. That may be a little bit more intrusive [than the Royal Family wants], I think.”

CBS News also reports that William and Kate may stage a lottery allowing “normal people” to gain tickets to the wedding. But as Neil Sean says, “Don’t think for one minute it that this is just gonna be a ticket that you can collect and, of course, you wouldn’t be unsupervised. These people will be checked, vetted. Of course, you can’t have a reality star or maybe even Donald Trump just turning up. It has to be the right sort of people. So, it’s a nice gesture, and it means a lot, obviously. But the bottom line is, it will be well-crafted, like many things within a royal wedding.”

by Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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