While the queen didn't seem happy about it, it's being reported that Anne didn't actually snub the Trumps.
Another video seemed to show world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, incredulously speaking about Trump's tendency to be late.
It's starting to look as though Princess Anne didn't snub the Trumps after all.
According to Valentine Low, a journalist at The Times, the video of Princess Anne shrugging at her mother, the queen, has been misinterpreted. In a series of tweets, Low revealed, "Princess Anne: the truth. No, she didn't snub the Trumps. And she wasn't told off by the queen."
OK, here goes... Princess Anne: the truth. No, she didn't snub the Trumps. And she wasn't told off by the Queen.
— Valentine Low (@valentinelow) December 4, 2019
Low continued, "Instead the Queen, after greeting the Donald (and the Melania), turned to Anne to see who was next. But there wasn't anyone waiting: Trump was the last leader to be received by the Queen." The journalist also wrote, "Anne raised her hands in the air, laughed and said: 'It's just me,' adding a moment later 'and this lot' as she pointed to the members of the household behind her."
Low didn't take credit for the intel either, and revealed, "This excellent bit of sleuthing comes from the very wonderful Laura Elston of the Press Association, who is as impartial a witness as you could hope for."
Basically, Princess Anne was having a sweet moment with her mother, not shrugging at the actual Queen of England. We all just assumed the worst, and perhaps we've all been watching too much The Crown.
Original article (12/4/2019):
Royals, they're just like us. Princess Anne may live in perpetual, inherited luxury, but she'll still get chastised by her mom (the queen) for refusing to say hello to certain party guests.
Such seemed to be the case at last night's NATO reception at Buckingham Palace, where world leaders gathered for the 2019 NATO summit in London. The world leader that Anne ostensibly snubbed (on camera, no less) was none other than President Donald Trump.
In the video, the president and his wife Melania Trump stand in line to greet Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The queen looks over to Anne, who is standing off to the side, and gestures for her to greet the Trumps, to which Anne responds with a nonchalant shrug. Now, from the perspective of the video, I can't see the queen's reaction to Anne's flippant dismissal of the leader of the American empire, but I imagine it's withering.
The Queen chastising Princess Anne for not greeting Trump and Anne not giving a single shit is the mood we all need to take into today pic.twitter.com/W5cCFlq2Ui
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) December 4, 2019
The princess wasn't the only public figure dissing the head of the White House.
Another video shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson standing together in a circle like a group of sniveling gossips during lunch in the schoolyard. Their words are barely perceptible: "He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top," Trudeau says, and, later, "You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor." The French PM seems to refer to a lengthy and impromptu press conference Trump made earlier that day, according to the Washington Post. Macron chimes in on the conversation too, and although it's hard to discern his words, there's certainly a lot of finger wagging going on.
This is quite the video from the CBC showing Trudeau, Macron, and Johnson discussing what appears to be Trump. pic.twitter.com/QDgIXwEwlk
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 4, 2019
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