Trump ‘not aware’ of UK royal wedding invite

BBC | Published: 10:15, Jan 28,2018

 
 
Prince Harry , Meghan Markle

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle watch a performance during a visit to Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Britain, January 18, 2018. — Reuters photo

Donald Trump has said he is not aware of any invitation to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Asked whether he had received an invite for the May 19 wedding, the US president said ‘not that I know of’.

American actress Markle was a Hillary Clinton supporter in the 2016 US election, and has referred to Trump as ‘divisive’ and a ‘misogynist’.

In an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV, Trump said Prince Harry and Markle looked ‘like a lovely couple’.

When asked if he would like to attend the wedding at Windsor Castle, the president said: ‘I want them to be happy, I really want them to be happy.

‘They look like a lovely couple.’

Prince Harry and Markle will get married in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. It holds about 800 people, making it a more intimate setting than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in Westminster Abbey.

The interview with Morgan was conducted while the president attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he also had a meeting with the UK prime minister.

Morgan tweeted that Trump had told him he had been offered two visits to UK this year by Theresa May - a working visit in the summer and a state visit in the autumn.

But Downing Street has not confirmed the claim.

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