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Old 02-06-2018, 12:57 PM
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Obama was not involved in charities when he was POTUS. His job back then was being president. Now that he is no longer president and is focused on humanitarian work, it is natural for him to have events with other people who are also involved in humanitarian causes like Harry. That doesn't mean they are personal friends. Again, I don't see any evidence that they are.
The thing is--we just don't know how close of friends they think they are. They may considered themselves work colleagues who never socialize outside of a work (charity) environment or they may have dinner whenever they are in the same city and talk by phone or skype every week. Unless they tell us, we will never know. There is nothing to tell us one way or the other and the speculation is crazy--it all seems based on individuals' interpretation of "what is a friend."
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:20 PM
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On a romantic note, do you think Prince Harry liked the month of May for the Royal Wedding because both May and Meghan begin with an M?
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:13 PM
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Obama was not involved in charities when he was POTUS. His job back then was being president. Now that he is no longer president and is focused on humanitarian work, it is natural for him to have events with other people who are also involved in humanitarian causes like Harry. That doesn't mean they are personal friends. Again, I don't see any evidence that they are.
Mmmkay.

I disagree though. I'm just pointing out that some of the claims that they aren't friends don't seem to be fully substantiated. My claims aren't either - but I do think the continual relationship does point to there being a friendship there than there not being one.

Given the politics now, they could get an invite to the ceremony, or H&M might decide not to give them one due to fearing a reaction from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, and just give them one to the reception to avoid a lot of drama.

Personally, since I do believe they are friends, I hope they get an invite.

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The thing is--we just don't know how close of friends they think they are. They may considered themselves work colleagues who never socialize outside of a work (charity) environment or they may have dinner whenever they are in the same city and talk by phone or skype every week. Unless they tell us, we will never know. There is nothing to tell us one way or the other and the speculation is crazy--it all seems based on individuals' interpretation of "what is a friend."
I agree with this. Unless we see them all hanging out somewhere in a casual setting, it's hard to know one way or the other.

That's why I'm going based on the chemistry between them all when we do see them together and how natural and happy they all seem to be doing work together or hanging (like they did at Invictus).
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:01 PM
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On a romantic note, do you think Prince Harry liked the month of May for the Royal Wedding because both May and Meghan begin with an M?
M aybe.
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I, on the contrary, will be surprised if the Obamas are invited given that they are not personal friends of either Harry or Meghan and there is no reason really to invite them.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:37 PM
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The thing is--we just don't know how close of friends they think they are. They may considered themselves work colleagues who never socialize outside of a work (charity) environment or they may have dinner whenever they are in the same city and talk by phone or skype every week. Unless they tell us, we will never know. There is nothing to tell us one way or the other and the speculation is crazy--it all seems based on individuals' interpretation of "what is a friend."
The crazy interpretation is how you and other posters view our posts

We aren't suggesting they are friends- on the contrary, we AGREE WITH YOU, they are colleagues. Colleagues plain and simple. Friendly colleagues perhaps, but they are colleagues.

What the debate is, is whether you invite colleagues to weddings or not.

Talking royal weddings, and many commoner weddings, the answer is Yes.

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I, on the contrary, will be surprised if the Obamas are invited given that they are not personal friends of either Harry or Meghan and there is no reason really to invite them.
There is as much reason as there was for say the Beckhams to be invited to the Cambridge wedding. Not friends, simply met at some football events.

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On a romantic note, do you think Prince Harry liked the month of May for the Royal Wedding because both May and Meghan begin with an M?
As sweet a thought as that is, seems like it was likely just a practical choice. With all the royal events, the Cambridge baby and so on, it was the most practical option.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:12 PM
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Ok, non-presidential wedding guests:

I sure hope Wendell Pierce is invited. He's the actor who played Robert Zane on "Suits" --- Rachel's father.

More importantly (for me), he was Bunk Moreland on "The Wire."

How cool is that, having The Bunk at your wedding!!!

Outside of usual suspects like the Van Cutsems, Guy Pelly, Chelsea Davy, the Grosvenors, etc, who do you see as more wild card guests?
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:21 PM
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Elton John cancelled his Vegas shows for that weekend. Not that I think he is a wild card guest. I pretty much expect him to be invited.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:24 PM
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Yes based on how they have both spoken of each other it's obvious they are friends.



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Old 02-06-2018, 10:33 PM
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I do expect to see Michelle Obama, though not, for various reasons, Barack. I also think that many of the Suits cast will be there. In my view the fact that Victoria Day in Ontario on the Monday made the date part of a long weekend was why the 19th was chosen. I also think the Beckhams will be guests.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:33 PM
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Ok, non-presidential wedding guests:

I sure hope Wendell Pierce is invited. He's the actor who played Robert Zane on "Suits" --- Rachel's father.

More importantly (for me), he was Bunk Moreland on "The Wire."

How cool is that, having The Bunk at your wedding!!!

Outside of usual suspects like the Van Cutsems, Guy Pelly, Chelsea Davy, the Grosvenors, etc, who do you see as more wild card guests?
Pretty sure the cast will be invited.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:45 PM
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I sure hope Wendell Pierce is invited. He's the actor who played Robert Zane on "Suits" --- Rachel's father.

More importantly (for me), he was Bunk Moreland on "The Wire."

How cool is that, having The Bunk at your wedding!!!
And Harry walked across Antarctica with Dominic West. McNulty/Bunk reunion!
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:17 PM
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And Harry walked across Antarctica with Dominic West. McNulty/Bunk reunion!
Oh, this is fantastic.
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Elton John cancelled his Vegas shows for that weekend. Not that I think he is a wild card guest. I pretty much expect him to be invited.
I heard about this. He had two shows up on the 18th and 19th apparently and now those dates have POOF disappeared off the tour. He was a friend of Diana and seems to have a nice relationship with William and Harry. Not surprising that he will make himself available to attend.

Also Camilla Tominey says KP told reporters her dad is walking her down the aisle on Austalian TV today. So I guess that settles that.

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Old 02-07-2018, 03:46 AM
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I most definitely think the Branson clan will be there.
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Elton John cancelled his Vegas shows for that weekend. Not that I think he is a wild card guest. I pretty much expect him to be invited.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebri...s-two-11982984

Looks like the press picked up on it too.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:13 PM
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We don’t know a lot about this wedding, because very little official announcements have been made. Everyone should know that there will be tons of speculations out there until the day of.

Who, in their right mind, would be against the bride making a few remarks at her own wedding?
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:29 PM
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Wonder if Usain Bolt will be invited—any thoughts? I think yes.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:05 PM
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I think Usain will be there too. Also Jess Stone.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:05 PM
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I've heard that Chelsy will probably be invited, but not Cressida.

In another thread it was being discussed the leaked info that Meghan will be saying something at the reception in tribute to Harry. That's nice. We won't be seeing or hearing anything about it, if so, aside from unverifiable leaks.

Those who think President Obama won't be at the wedding, I would imagine you feel that's due to security reasons. We might be surprised though. If Barack isn't there, perhaps Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.
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