It’s clear that the biggest bromance of 2017 was between Barack Obama and Britain’s Prince Henry. It probably all started back in 2016 when the Obama’s had some fun tweeting the Prince about the Invictus Games, a sporting event he created for wounded veterans.
— First Lady- Archived (@FLOTUS44) April 29, 2016
Prince Harry brought in a heavy hitter for his response.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 29, 2016
Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in on the action.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 2, 2016
This year the bromance flourished, with Obama visiting Prince Henry at Kensington Palace in May, the two of them enjoying the Invictus Games this year in Toronto, and Prince Henry headlining at the Obama Foundation Summit in November. Today the BBC aired an interview the Prince conducted with the former U.S. president.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017
So it makes sense that Prince Henry and his fiancé, Meghan Markle, would want to invite the Obama’s to their wedding in May. There’s just one catch.
But Britain’s relations with Trump’s White House have sunk to their lowest ebb since his election last year.
The property billionaire does not hide his loathing of Mr Obama and is expected to be enraged if his predecessor gets the coveted call up when he won’t.
The young Royal couple’s dislike of the new president is well known…
There are deep fears among senior Foreign Office and No10 officials that another perceived national snub will make it impossible for Theresa May to meaningfully engage with Trump.
For anyone who ever thought their wedding guest list posed challenges, this one tops them all.
While I’m sure that the Obama’s and the royal couple will find a way to handle all of this with the kind of grace we took for granted for eight years, I can think of no better example of what it means to have a childish narcissist in the White House right now. This pretty much captures the situation:
We really should dub him “President Snowflake.”