The Royal Wedding’s Invite List

I am a hardcore anglophile but I really don’t care much about the wedding. But now I’m pissed. Did you know that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown weren’t invited allegedly because of the Iraq war? The place is going to be a Star War cantina of Middle Eastern brutes, but two former Prime Ministers weren’t invited? Tom Gross has more.

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