(MANAMA, Bahrain) -- Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has declined an invitation to the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton, citing the events resulting from the recent unrest in the Kingdom of Bahrain as the reason he won’t be able to make it.
According to a statement from the Court of the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman sent a letter to the Prince of Wales saying that it was with "deep regret" that he reached the decision that he would not be attending the wedding, which takes place on Friday. The Crown Prince said he had hoped that the ongoing events in the kingdom would have improved so that he would have been able to attend the wedding without being overshadowed Bahrain’s issues, however this has not happened.
Prince Salman ended the letter by wishing "Prince William and Miss Middleton all good wishes for Friday and every possible happiness for the future ahead."
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