So, what happened to that whole mantra that Obama would make our country more respected around the Globe?
President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William’s wedding next year.
Because Prince William is not yet heir to the throne, his wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a ‘state occasion’ – and the couple feel under no pressure to fill the 2,000-strong guest list with heads of state, the Mail understands.
They are more eager to ask ordinary citizens and charity workers than foreign dignitaries and VIPs to what will be the first royal ‘people’s wedding’, courtiers suggested.
A handful of heads of state are likely to be invited in line with previous royal weddings, possibly including France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni.
But the decision to exclude the American premier and his wife Michelle from the celebrations marks a break from tradition.
Perhaps part of the issue is that Obama has insulted British heads of state and the Royal Family with some rather lame ass gifts.