Prince William and Prince Charles Reportedly Refused to Meet with President Trump

Emma Baty
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From Cosmopolitan

Future kings Prince William and Prince Charles reportedly wanted nothing to do with Trump's visit to England last week, the UK's The Sunday Times reports. They were both "unwilling" to meet with him, so Queen Elizabeth had to do it by herself.

"They simply refused to attend," a well-placed source said. "It’s a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own. Usually she is accompanied by somebody.”

Instead, Prince William, second in line for the throne, chose to play in a charity polo match while Prince Charles, first in line for the throne, went to an event honoring the police, so Queen Elizabeth had to ride solo.

The visit wasn't technically a formal state visit, so the rules were different, but apparently the queen had as little interaction with the Trumps as possible.

Their interactions were "kept to a bare minimum,” per a source, and members of the royal family were β€œnot as enthusiastic as they were when Obama came over.”

Ah, yes, #tbt to simpler times.

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Queen Elizabeth met President Trump and wife Melania at Windsor Castle on Friday, and let's just say the meeting did not go off without a hitch. There were multiple hitches. Take, for example, the moment when Donald blatantly walked in front of the queen, which you're NEVER supposed to do.

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And then the moment she had to tell him where to stand.

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Basically, it was awkward, and the internet was pissed about it. Can you blame 'em?!

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