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Who's Invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding? Not Donald Trump

As suspected, President Donald Trump never received an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, because he wasn't invited.

Kensington Palace revealed Tuesday the soon-to-be newlyweds chose not to have an “official list” of political leaders join in their marriage celebrations, instead opting for some 2,640 family members, friends and public citizens to attend what’s sure to be the wedding of the year.

Considering British Prime Minister Theresa May and Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn were not invited to the wedding, obviously, U.S. sitting president Trump also didn’t make the cut. And to much surprise, former President Barack Obama—who is a friend of Harry’s—and his wife, Michelle Obama, were not invited.

According to BBC, Harry and Markle decided not to invite political leaders because Harry is only fifth in line to the throne, and Windsor Chapel, where their wedding ceremony is set to take place, isn’t nearly as big as Westminster Abby in London where Harry’s older brother, Prince William, tied the knot in 2011 with his wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Of those who were actually invited, 1,200 of the guests asked to attend received invitations due to their dedication to civic action in the U.K. Harry and Markle share a passion for humanitarianism and have seemingly decided to incorporate their love for community service and helping others by asking the Lord Lieutenants to invite a number of people “including young people, who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities,” the Palace said.

The odds of Trump ever receiving an invite to Harry and Markle’s wedding were always presumably slim. The former real estate mogul doesn’t actually have a personal relationship with the bride or the groom. Not to mention Markle, an American-born actress and former United Nations Women advocate, was critical of Trump’s “divisive” and "misogynistic” rhetoric during his 2016 presidential campaign against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.