Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited US President Donald Trump or British Prime Minister Theresa May to their wedding.
Instead it’s understood the couple have chosen guests they know – not political leaders.
Former US leader Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are also missing from the guest list but the Prince and his fiancee are said to be looking forward to seeing them soon, possibly during an official overseas trip once they are married.
Harry and his bride-to-be have picked 600 guests they have a direct relationship with to watch them exchange their wedding vows on May 19 at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.
By contrast the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding had leading figures from national life and foreign heads of state or their representatives at the Westminster Abbey ceremony.
Despite Harry and Meghan’s royal nuptials being an important national occasion, the prince is not in the immediate line of succession, unlike his brother William.