Barack and Michelle Obama have not been invited to Kate Middleton
and Prince William’s wedding next year, Royal sources have revealed.

The US President and his wife have been omitted from the guest list
as the wedding will not be a “state occasion” allowing Kate and William
to plan a less formal event.

“‘The wedding will not be a formal state occasion since Prince
William is neither the sovereign nor the heir to the throne,” A St
James’s Palace spokesman said.

A senior courtier told The Daily Mail: “It is certainly not the case
that all foreign heads of state will be excluded.The guest list is
still being drawn up and could change.”

Following in his mother’s footsteps as “the peoples’ princess”
Prince William, along with his bride-to-be, is expected to fill the
2000-strong guest list with ordinary citizens and charity workers
rather than VIPs.

Prince William and Kate Middlton to invite ‘ordinary people’ to wedding
Kate and William’s official engagement photos

It is believed that the couple are keen to avoid an lavish wedding
in the style of Charles and Diana’s 1981 nuptials in light of the
current economic difficulties.

Despite it’s lack of “state wedding” status the marriage of Kate and
William on April 29 at Westminster Abbey is set to be the wedding of
the decade and is expected to be watched by more than 750 million TV
viewers worldwide.