Donald Trump Snubbed By Prince Charles & Prince William During Royal Visit

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2018

"If the Obamas turned up and Donald Trump was snubbed, then that would cause problems for the British government in terms of foreign diplomacy and the special relationship [between the US and the U.K]", royal biographer Duncan Larcombe told Town and Country.

Princes Charles and William refused to meet US President Donald Trump when he stopped at Windsor Castle during his first official visit to the United Kingdom last week.

"This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub", the source told the paper.

Downing Street and Buckingham Palace said royals (other than the Queen) were not involved as it was not a state visit.

'They simply refused to attend.

If it had been an official state visit, more of the royal family would have had to be involved, whether they liked it or not.

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Melania ditched her usual glamorous style, perhaps aware that the Queen does not approve of revealing clothing, for a more demure look as she donned a sophisticated cream jacket and matching pencil skirt for the royal occasion.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive for a dinner at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016.

Prince Charles and Prince William are thought to have "snubbed" the US President during his visit. "It is an entirely personal choice whether you bow in front of the Queen".

Trump and Queen Elizabeth were scheduled to meet at the beginning of his presidential term, however a petition in 2017 succeeded in blocking it. "They might have had a view that they were happy not to do it, but it is not true that it was on the cards and they refused to do it", he said. "There was never a suggestion that other members of the royal family would take part".

Ever since the Queen's husband Prince Philip retired earlier in the year, she has often been accompanied by her son Prince Charles at events, and he apparently had the choice to be at the Trump meeting but chose not to.

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