Michelle Obama may be ruing the day Barry sent back the bust of Winston Churchill. The Obamas are not being invited to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times writes:
... the current residents of the White House will not be there, according to the Daily Mail.
The official excuse provided to the British paper by royal sources is that the royal couple wants to share their special nuptial moment with ordinary citizens. Anyway, it is not an official state event, they said. And, you know, Westminster only seats 2,000.
So then how to explain the invites to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni?
And how to explain the invitations to England-loving President and Mrs. Reagan for the wedding of Diana and PrinceCharles back in 1981? And the subsequent invitations to the American first family for the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson five years later?
The world's fashion press will be gaga over all the outfits worn to the nuptials, and poor Michelle will get no ink. That has to rankle the first clothes horse, with the odd taste in belts and colors.
Boo-hoo. What goes around comes around. An iPod with a recording of the wedding ceremony would be a nice gift for the royals to send to the White House.
Maybe the Obamas will get invited to the next Luo tribal chief's wedding in Kenya.