When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Nov. 27, media outlets were in a frenzy as they began harping on the royals for all of the details surrounding their upcoming nuptials.
While some questions have been answered (like when and where), there has been no confirmation on the couple’s guest list. While we can safely assume the royal family will be in attendance, along with Markle’s closest friends, the jury is still out on one potential attendee: Barack Obama.
The pair hit it off after Obama showed his support to the Invictus Games, a multi-sport event, created by the prince, for injured servicemen and women.
The scope of Harry and the former president’s friendship was made clear on Dec. 27, when Harry was guest editing for BBC Radio 4. He brought along a recording of an interview he had with Obama – the first since he had since leaving office 11 months ago -, which included a lighting round quiz, and a discussion on social media use.
"All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet," Obama said. "One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases."
But despite their close bond, UK government officials have warned Harry against sending a wedding invitation to the 44th president.