Theresa May, according to a government source has not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Reuters reports that Guests to the wedding which will hold on 19 May will be people who have an existing direct relationship with one or both of the couple.
An official spokesman for Prince Harry said:
“It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK 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.”
The government source said the wedding venue, St George’s Chapel in Windsor, was notably smaller than Westminster Abbey where Harry’s older brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 surrounded by a number of heads of government.
The source said there had been no expectation from Downing Street that the prime minister would be invited.
US president Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama are also believed to have missed out on an invite to the event.
There was speculation the Obamas might be invited because of their burgeoning friendship with Prince Harry. The royal interviewed the former president in a casual setting when he guest-hosted the Today programme in December. It would nonetheless have been diplomatically awkward to invite the Obamas but not the current first couple.