A royal source just confirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to move forward with inviting the Obama family, saying that they “want to do things their own way,” despite aides advising them to hold back on the invite.
“The invitations are going out now, but Mr. and Mrs. Obama still have to respond. I am very, very sure they will attend though,” said a source close to the couple. “Harry and Meghan want to do things their own way. They are inviting their own friends, and not on the advice of aides.”
A spokesman for the betting agency William Hill PLC said that he believes Harry “is in a position” to invite Barack Obama without worrying about the political implications of such a move.
“We’ve changed our minds on this. We think Harry is in a position that he does not have to worry about the political implications of an invite,” said Rupert Adams. “We feel strongly that the Obamas will get an invite.”
When asked how Trump’s momentum could be slowed down, Markle held nothing back with her response. This is only exacerbated by a 2016 clip in which Markle slams then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“It’s really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada,” Markle replied. “I mean come on, if that’s reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.”
“Yes of course Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone,” she continued. “I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That’s a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that’s a huge chunk of it. You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”