According to a report from the London’s The Sunday Times, Prince Charles and Prince William refused to meet with President Trump during his visit to the U.K.
Citing source with knowledge of the planning surrounding the visit, Charles and William made it clear that they didn’t want anything to do with the President and First Lady Melania Trump’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II.
“This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub,” the source told the Times. “They simply refused to attend. It’s a very, very unusual thing for the queen to be there on her own. Usually she is accompanied by somebody. Prince Charles has been substituting for Philip a lot recently.”
Prince Philip, who is 97-years-old, was also absent from the visit. The sources added that he “goes to what he wants to go to” and that “if he had wanted to be there he could have been.”
The President and First Lady met with the queen on Friday for tea at Windsor Castle. The event itself sparked an uproar among the British public after video showed the president walking in front of the queen — a move seen as a major sign of disrespect.
During the Trumps’ visit with the queen, Charles attended a board meeting for his company followed by an event for law enforcement, while William participated in a charity polo match and Prince Harry attended other private engagements, the Times reports.
Sources at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street denied that the Trumps were snubbed, telling the Times that a visit with the queen alone was the plan from the beginning.
Trump’s visit to the U.K. was met with massive protests. Tens of thousands took to the streets in what was reported to be the largest demonstrations in London in 15 years.
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