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Michelle Obama: "I Wasn't Invited" to Royal Wedding

Celebrity News Feb. 9, 2011 AT 3:31PM
Michelle Obama: "I Wasn't Invited" to Royal Wedding Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Indigo/Getty Images

Who wouldn't want Michelle Obama at their wedding? Apparently Prince William and Kate Middleton, that's who!

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The First Lady appeared on Live! With Regis and Kelly and told show hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa that she hasn't been invited to the wedding.

But Mrs. Obama isn't miffed. "Marriage is a personal private thing, they should invite who they want to invite,” she said. “And if I get invited, I’ll go."

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While she met Queen Elizabeth in April 2009, Mrs. Obama has yet to meet the royal couple. She did pass on her congratulations to William and Kate via an interview with Barbara Walters. "Congratulations and, hopefully, you will be as happy, as happily married as Barack and I," she said in an interview last November.

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American presidents have traditionally been invited to royal weddings. The Reagans were invited to the 1981 wedding of William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Nancy Reagan attended on behalf of the president.

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