Earlier this week, we reported that Barack and Michelle Obama had snubbed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by not inviting them to the former president’s birthday bash last weekend. Now, Harry’s biographer is speaking out to reveal why she thinks the royal couple didn’t make the guest list.
“I’m sure that if they say we can only deal with one brother and his wife — you cannot have both because they are so far apart now — they will go towards William,” Angela Levin told The Sun. “The Obamas clearly always regarded Harry highly, but I am sure they can see through Meghan. They may stay around, but they won’t be as pally as they once were.”
Levin added that Meghan “desperately wanted” to be invited to the party.
“I am told that despite claiming she was unable to attend, Meghan desperately wanted to be the special guest at the Obama’s amazing party,” Levin said. “But the fact is, Harry and Meghan were never even on the original list.”
Royal expert Camilla Tominey told the Daily Telegraph that Meghan and Harry’s attempts to copy virtually “everything the Obamas have done” since they quit the royal family may have “jeopardized their once special relationship.”
“Despite the Obamas not attending the Sussexes’ wedding that year, it was thought that the newly California-based couple would be shoo-ins at Obama’s 60th, as prominent ‘progressives’ and new-found members of the US metropolitan liberal elite,” she added.
A source told Tominey that Obama “didn’t like Harry attacking his family” during his and Meghan’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey back in March.
“They value family and certainly aren’t the type of people who would want their children talking to the press,” the insider added.
Tominey added that Meghan and Harry bad-mouthing the royals “arguably will not have gone down particularly well with a couple that have always put ‘family first.'”
Meghan and Harry have repeatedly attacked the royal family over the past year, claiming that they are everything from racist to being insensitive to mental health. It looks like this may not have gone down well for the Obamas, and may have cost Meghan and Harry an invite to this star-studded party.