*The Washington Post is already speculating about the guest list of the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and his new fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle.

The article notes that It’s possible that the exclusive list could include a high-profile American couple — and it might not be Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. More likely? The Obamas.

Their inclusion is more likely for a few reasons. First off, Harry and Meghan don’t have to treat the Trumps like those annoying family members that everyone insists you must invite. Since he’s now fifth in line to the throne, the couple might not be under as much pressure to invite the heads of state from all of the U.K.’s allies, even their besties in the United States. After all, the Obamas didn’t attend the 2011 wedding of Harry’s big brother William, reportedly because of security costs for the then-first couple to attend.

And there’s reason to think the newly engaged couple aren’t exactly Trump fans. Back when Trump was a candidate, Markle called him “misogynistic” and even threatened to move out of the United States if he was elected.

The Obamas, though, enjoy a far warmer relationship with Harry, at least. Michelle Obama has been public in her admiration for the redheaded royal, and the Obamas traded mock-taunting videos promoting Harry’s Invictus Games for wounded military members. Michelle Obama called him “Prince Charming” — and more recently “my friend” when Harry joined the couple in Chicago in October for the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation and came with her for a surprise visit to local schoolkids there.

The British prime minister’s office noted on Monday when asked about Trump that it’s “too early into the engagement to think about a guest list.”


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