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Royal snub for the Obamas: No wedding invite from Prince William and Kate Middleton
LA Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 12/17/2010 2:43:30 PM PST by kingattax

Oh, the humiliation. Once not so long ago one of the world's top celebrities in his own right, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle did not make the cut for invitations to the royal wedding in London next spring.

On April 29 in Westminster Abbey with all the grace and pageantry sure to capture international imaginations, commoner Kate Middleton will marry Prince William, son of Princess Diana. And don't forget the horsedrawn carriage perhaps.

But the current residents of the White House will not be there, according to the Daily Mail.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: churchill; obama; royals; snubs
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1 posted on 12/17/2010 2:43:32 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

It preempts the president’s attempt to snub them.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 2:47:02 PM PST by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: kingattax

So Lard Ass and Dumbo missed the A, B, C, D, and E lists. Rather Jolly Good!!!


3 posted on 12/17/2010 2:47:22 PM PST by hflynn
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To: kingattax

This is payback for Barry returning Churchill’s bust to the UK. Good for the British.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 2:48:34 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: kingattax

So why should England invite the Classless Couple to a classy event?


5 posted on 12/17/2010 2:49:04 PM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: kingattax

Obama has treated our ally dismally. I don’t think he cares about their favor even now, but I do think he and his wife will bristle at the snickering the world will do over this.

I’ve no interest in the wedding but have to congratulate them. Obaa will find it difficult to trump this snub.


6 posted on 12/17/2010 2:54:01 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: Winstons Julia

That is exactly right.


7 posted on 12/17/2010 2:55:49 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: kingattax

Hopefully, Churchill’s bust will be invited.


8 posted on 12/17/2010 2:56:16 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Thank you Prince William for saving the taxpayers of the colonies untold millions of dollars. If obumbo and moochelle were invited we would have seen another rip off of the commoners in America.


9 posted on 12/17/2010 2:57:31 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: All

They shouldn’t invite that ego-maniac, he would find a way to steal the spotlight.

I’m sure all the SS would make a mess of the day, too.


10 posted on 12/17/2010 3:04:04 PM PST by Irenic
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To: kingattax

I have a new-found respect for the future king.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 3:04:21 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Winstons Julia

I guess the Bride-to-Be was worried that Bitchelle would out shine her - I mean being the fashionista that she is....s/


12 posted on 12/17/2010 3:05:02 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: kingattax

I am sure the Won will send some DVDs and iPod as wedding gifts.


13 posted on 12/17/2010 3:09:46 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: dead

Ha! Wouldn’t it be funny if the Churchill bust was sitting in the pew and at the table at the reception where the 0bama’s would have sat?


14 posted on 12/17/2010 3:13:04 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: kingattax

Ipod + dvd’s + return of Churchill + touching the queen = REJECT!


15 posted on 12/17/2010 3:14:39 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: kingattax

...so I guess no iPod with Obambi’s speeches for THEM.


16 posted on 12/17/2010 3:17:43 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: All

Prince Charles His father, with all his flaws is a Bible believing man. Why invite one of the sons of Perdition?


17 posted on 12/17/2010 3:18:36 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: BfloGuy

I wouldn’t be surprised if Zero and Moochelle were not invited to the next coronation either whether he is still the president then or not. Returning that bust was an unforgivable faux Pas


18 posted on 12/17/2010 3:20:17 PM PST by tommix2
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To: razorback-bert

“I am sure the Won will send some DVDs and iPod as wedding gifts.”

Actually, this is probably why they didn’t invite him. They didn’t want to be in the embarrassing position of writing a thank-you note profusely praising the president for whatever trashy gift he elected to give him. Nor did they want to be put on the spot by the media about how they truly felt about it. Best to avoid these dilemmas altogether. This is a classic case of an ounce of prevention sparing them many pounds of discomfort.


19 posted on 12/17/2010 3:23:58 PM PST by DrC
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To: kingattax; Chode

Correct me if I am wrong, but I spoke of this today with my parents and when Charles and Diana got married back in the 80’s I seem to remember that the President and Mrs. Reagan did attend that wedding.


20 posted on 12/17/2010 3:25:28 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: kingattax

Does anyone remember if President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan were invited to Charles and Diana’s wedding? I don’t seem to remember that they were.

So Obummer and the Wookie weren’t invited, who cares!


21 posted on 12/17/2010 3:28:00 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Winstons Julia

22 posted on 12/17/2010 3:28:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

I think Nancy attended. The president was healing from an assassination attempt.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 3:34:57 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Winstons Julia
It preempts the president’s attempt to snub them.

Payback for returning Winston Churchill's bust and giving the Queen an incompatibly formatted DVD of Obama's speeches.

24 posted on 12/17/2010 3:47:54 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: kingattax

Maybe the Royal family will provide Obama with Zone 2 videos of the wedding and return the Medal of Honor that General Pershing presented to the British Unknown Warrior in 1921.


25 posted on 12/17/2010 3:54:35 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: kingattax

They probably worried about what tasteless, classless, gaudy outfit MO would show up in.


26 posted on 12/17/2010 4:03:07 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: kingattax

Send Odumbo some slightly eaten cake.


27 posted on 12/17/2010 4:05:48 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: kingattax

Maybe they could send Barry an Ipod with the ceremony recorded on it.


28 posted on 12/17/2010 4:20:44 PM PST by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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To: kingattax

It was simply an oversight. The invitations were sent to all world LEADERS. It’s easy to see why Zero was overlooked.


29 posted on 12/17/2010 4:25:54 PM PST by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

As I recall; only Nancy went to the wedding. She represented the President.


30 posted on 12/17/2010 4:26:28 PM PST by Jean2
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To: kingattax
Oh, the humiliation. Once not so long ago one of the world's top celebrities in his own right, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle did not make the cut for invitations to the royal wedding in London next spring.

Just returning a "favor." / s

31 posted on 12/17/2010 4:33:33 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: kingattax
PhotobucketObama can go to Berlin instead. They really loved him there.
32 posted on 12/17/2010 4:35:38 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: kingattax

Now for good measure, they should invite Sarah Palin +1


33 posted on 12/17/2010 4:38:40 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
don't remember, but you're prolly right
34 posted on 12/17/2010 4:39:45 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tgusa

This is going to be a security nightmare as it is. My guess is the Brits just don’t want any more complications with security.

Of course, the royal couple may be getting married in a ‘Wookie-Free-Zone’.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 4:43:48 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Jean2

Wonder if Mrs. Reagan is invited to this one?


36 posted on 12/17/2010 4:45:38 PM PST by IceAge
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To: DrC
I think you are correct.

The classless O's will be very embarrassed with this news.

37 posted on 12/17/2010 4:51:46 PM PST by annieokie
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To: hflynn

Maybe they can CRASH the party, they know how.


38 posted on 12/17/2010 4:52:47 PM PST by annieokie
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To: righttackle44
Maybe the Royal family will provide Obama with Zone 2 videos of the wedding and return the Medal of Honor that General Pershing presented to the British Unknown Warrior in 1921.

The royal family has a special attachment to Britain's Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. In 1923 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Elizabeth's mother) laid a wreath on the tomb on day of her wedding to the Queen's father. She did it in memory of her brother, Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Loos in 1915. Since that time it is a royal tradition that the bride in any royal wedding, including Princess (at that time) Elizabeth when she married Prince Philip, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on the day of her wedding. I'm sure Kate Middleton will be continuing the custom.

So, no, I don't think that the royal family will be insulting the honored dead, General Pershing, the American Medal of Honor, or the American people by returning the Medal of Honor, as you suggest, just to stick it in Obama’s eye.

And if they were to do that, it's not like Obama would care anyway. Which I'm sure they know.

39 posted on 12/17/2010 4:53:46 PM PST by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground - the Hogwarts of Stupid.)
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To: kingattax

I wouldn’t invite Obammy to my wedding either. Kind of like letting a stink bomb loose in the room.

Hopefully Prince William invites Todd & Sarah Palin to the wedding.


40 posted on 12/17/2010 4:59:08 PM PST by Lions Gate
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To: Lions Gate

A huge plus for them. He should be the next King of England, young and yet smart beyond his years.


41 posted on 12/17/2010 5:04:05 PM PST by scooby321
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

The following is from www.reaganlibrary.com:

“The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, was one of the most celebrated spectacles of the decade. Due to the recent attempt on his life, President Reagan could not attend, but he encouraged Mrs. Reagan to serve as the United States representative at the event. Mrs. Reagan spent one week in London, which is the longest she had been away from her husband in twenty-nine years. She attended eighteen events on behalf of the nation, including a ball at Buckingham Palace, a dinner at the American Embassy, tea with the Queen Mother, and lunch with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She also placed flowers at the Memorial to Britain’s Unknown Soldier and visited a veterans’ hospital. “

So, we can reasonably assume that the Clampetts currently occupying the White Hut were intentionally not invited.


42 posted on 12/17/2010 6:17:15 PM PST by bkopto ("I like being President. And it turns out I'm pretty good at it." Barack Obama, February 2009)
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To: kingattax

They should invite all the Bush family.


43 posted on 12/17/2010 6:18:16 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: kingattax

What would Odumbo give them for a wedding present? Another iPod or a collection of DVDs?


44 posted on 12/17/2010 6:22:41 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: bkopto
So, we can reasonably assume that the Clampetts currently occupying the White Hut were intentionally not invited.

Hey! The characters in The Beverly Hillbillies were good hearted folk!

45 posted on 12/17/2010 6:29:19 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: kingattax

Any truth to the rumor that the Queen is too frail to survive another back slap from Michelle?


46 posted on 12/17/2010 6:33:00 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: steelyourfaith
Ouch!!!

You are soooo bad, you're good!

47 posted on 12/17/2010 6:55:30 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: kingattax


Royal snub for the Obamas: No wedding invite from Prince William and Kate Middleton

Obama who?

I’m generally neutral about the British royalty.
But I stand and cheer this move!!!


48 posted on 12/17/2010 9:37:32 PM PST by VOA
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To: Delta Dawn

rotflmao!


49 posted on 12/18/2010 5:14:06 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: bkopto

Thanks for the info!

It might be safe to assume that the Queen was not amused with the iPod Obummer gave her, preloaded with his speeches.


50 posted on 12/18/2010 5:14:35 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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