There were only a few hitches when President Donald Trump met with Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday but according to recent reports, The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge refused to meet the United States President on his four-day working visit to the United Kingdom.
The first and second in line to the throne declined to take part in the President’s trip and instead left Her Majesty The Queen to meet her 12th U.S President alone. Instead, Prince Charles attended a Board Meeting at Highgrove while Prince William competed in a charity polo match.
An insider told the Sunday Times, “This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub. They simply refused to attend. It’s a very, very unusual thing for The Queen to be there on her own.”
During formal discussions surrounding the visit, it is claimed that Charles and William made their reluctance to attend very clear.
President Trump and First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, arrived at Windsor Castle on Friday for tea with Her Majesty The Queen. The visit to Windsor came after President Trump had held official talks with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at her countryside retreat, Chequers.
In an interview with Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan, President Trump described his meeting with The Queen as “really something special.” He also commented, “She is an incredible woman, she is so sharp, she is so beautiful – inside and out. I can tell you, I liked her. I liked her a lot.”
When asked regarding the absence of Prince Charles and Prince William from the occasion Buckingham Palace commented, “The arrangements were mutually agreed between the Palace and the UK and US Governments. There was never a suggestion that other members of The Royal Family would take part.”