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Obama apologises to newlyweds for Hawaii wedding move

President Barack Obama has apologised to a newlywed couple who had to move their wedding because of his holiday golfing.

US Army Captains Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr had planned to get married on the golf course of Hawaii's Marine Corps base but were forced to change venues due to the president's golf plans during his annual holiday.

So Capt Heimel and Capt Mallue moved their ceremony to a garden overlooking the 16th hole, where they took Mr Obama's phone call apology.

During the call, Mr Obama said no one had told him about the switch until it was already arranged.

  • 30 Dec 2014