Prince Harry did not say Donald Trump is “not welcome” at his wedding, despite a claim. This completely false allegation was manufactured after an outlet took two stories from other places and used them to put words in the groom’s mouth. Gossip Cop can explain what’s going on with this fake news.
On its website, Nova Magazine has a headline falsely stating, “Prince Harry says Donald Trump is not welcome at his wedding: ‘Trump is a serious threat to human rights.'” The red-headed royal, however, never made either remark. The accompanying article begins, “England’s Prince Harry is getting married, to the disappointment of aspiring princesses everywhere, and it’s looking like president Trump will not be on the guest list.” Again, that has not been said by the prince himself, or by anyone connected to Kensington Palace.
Rather, to concoct this tale, Nova took a quote from a nine-month-old Us Weekly report, in which the tabloid claimed to know why Prince Harry is “not a fan” of President Trump. In that February story, a so-called “close source” was quoted as saying, “Harry thinks the president is a serious threat to human rights.” To be clear: An anonymous person allegedly made that comment, not Prince Harry himself, contrary to what the headline on Nova’s site now implies.
After acknowledging in its post that the “serious threat” line is actually a “source” quote from a gossip magazine, this publication then quotes from Newsweek, which on Monday theorized Trump may not receive an invitation to the wedding. It was speculated, “If Trump were to appear at Prince Harry’s wedding in spring 2018, it would likely spark protests… The risk of embarrassment, were such a protest to occur at a royal wedding, might put the couple off inviting such a controversial figure.”
Again, to be clear, Newsweek was merely speculating on the likelihood of Trump being invited, and even noted that Kensington Palace would not comment on the guest list. Prince Harry himself has said nothing about the matter, despite what Nova is misleadingly trying to get people to believe. The magazine further gets it wrong when it outright asserts, “Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama will be invited to Prince Harry’s wedding.” That actually isn’t known at this time. The only confirmed details about the wedding, such as its location, is what Kensington Palace revealed in a statement on Tuesday.
Nothing has been officially said about any current or former presidents being invited or not invited to the nuptials. It was, however, noted, “Further details about the wedding will be announced in due course.” Perhaps Nova should wait for those, rather than pretending Prince Harry said something he didn’t.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.