No Royal Wedding Invitation (Yet) For Michelle Obama

Feb 9, 2011 11:05am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: 

First Lady Michelle Obama said she is not going to the Royal Wedding, just simply because she has not been invited.

“No, no I’m not going to go,” she said in an interview on Live With Regis and Kelly this morning, “I wasn’t invited.”

She added though if invited, she’ll go to the April 29th nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

“Marriage is a personal private thing, they should invite who they want to invite,” Mrs. Obama said, “And if I get invited, I’ll go.”

There is some past precedent for American presidents being invited to Royal weddings. In 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana invited President Reagan and his wife Nancy. Mrs. Regan attended on behalf of the couple.

Mr. and Mrs. Obama first met Queen Elizabeth in April of 2009 during their visit to Buckingham Palace, but have not met Prince William or Ms. Middleton.

However, they passed on congratulations to the couple during an interview in November with ABC”s Barbara Walters.

“Congratulations and, hopefully, you will be as happy, as happily married as Barack and I,” Mrs. Obama said.

Mrs. Obama appeared on The Today Show, in addition to Live With Regis and Kelly coordinated with the one-year anniversary of her Let’sMove! campaign to combat childhood obesity.

-Sunlen Miller


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