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Prince Harry declined to say whether he'll invite Obama to his wedding


Prince Harry of the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) royal family on Wednesday declined to answer whether he would invite former President Barack Obama to his upcoming wedding.

“Well, I don’t know about that,” he said on BBC Radio 4 Today when asked if he would ask Obama to attend his nuptials.

“We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together yet, so who knows whether he’s going to be invited or not?” Harry added of him and his fiancée, actress Meghan Markle. “Wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”

Harry did, however, note that he and Obama “share the same kind of mindset and outlook on the charitable sector” earlier in the same interview.

Obama and Prince Harry

“All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet,” he said.

“One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities,” Obama added. “They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.”

Obama additionally admitted it was “hugely liberating” to leave the White House last January despite missing his work as president.

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“[There were] concerns about how the country moves forward but, you know, overall there was serenity there,” he said.

The Sun on Monday reported that U.K. officials are pleading with Harry and Markle not to invite Obama to their May 19 wedding.

Harry and Markle have told aides that they would enjoy having Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama in attendance for their upcoming ceremony.

Trump has had an often strained relationship with Barack Obama, however, and the president would likely feel snubbed if his predecessor was invited to the event and he was not.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and Trump have had recurring tensions since the latter entered office last January.

RELATED: UK officials reportedly are urging Prince Harry not to invite Obama to his wedding

UK officials are reportedly urging Prince Harry not to invite Obama to his wedding

The British prince was discussing Obama after BBC Radio 4 Today aired an interview he recorded with the former president last September.

Obama did not mention President Trump during Wednesday’s interview, but he did argue that social media is “corroding civil discourse” worldwide.

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