Royal wedding blow for Camilla: 30% think Harry and Meghan should NOT invite Duchess
THREE out of 10 Britons don’t think Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, should be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, according to a new survey.
The You Gov poll found nearly one in eight people think Camilla should actively not be invited while a further 22 per cent didn’t know – meaning that only seven out of 10 think she should definitely be there on the big day.
The results will come as a blow to Prince Charles’s second wife, who has a good relationship with her stepsons Princes William and Harry despite being named by their mother Princess Diana as the “third person” in her marriage.
The survey of more than 1,600 people also found that three times as many people think former US President Barack Obama should be invited to the ceremony at St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle on May 19, than his successor Donald Trump.
David and Victoria Beckham proved a more popular choice than Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the guest list, while very few people thought Kim Kardashian and Kanye West should be invited.
Asked: “Who do you think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should invite to their wedding?” and given a random list of 12 celebrities, Camilla proved the most popular choice with 70 per cent of the vote.
But eight per cent said she shouldn’t be invited and a further 22 per cent did not know.
Barack and Michelle Obama, who struck up a close friendship with Harry during their eight years in office, scored the second highest share of the vote, with 55 per cent of respondents thinking they should be invited compared to 16 per cent for Donald and Melania Trump.
Sixty one per cent of people didn’t think the current President and First Lady should be invited at all.
It comes after Trump told interviewer Piers Morgan that he wished the royal couple well despite not receiving an invitation.
Asked whether he would like to go, he added: “I want them to be happy. They look like a lovely couple.”
He was even willing to overlook the fact that Miss Markle had once described him as a “divisive misogynist,” adding: “Well, I still hope they’re happy.”
Sir David Attenborough and Prime Minister Theresa May proved the third most popular potential attendees, with 44 per cent of respondents thinking they should be invited.
The least popular choice were the Kardashian-Wests on three per cent.
The vast majority thought Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy should not be invited, with only seven per cent thinking she should.
The idea of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage or Russian President Vladamir Putin being invited was equally unpopular with only eight per cent of respondents believing they should have a seat in the church.
St George’s Chapel seats 800 people, meaning Harry and Meghan could have an extensive guest list.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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