Here’s why Prince William and Prince Charles refused to meet Donald Trump

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  • And it sounds royally awkward.

    Last week saw Donald Trump’s first official visit of the United Kingdom, announcing before he left, ‘I think they like me over there’.

    In response, the UK came out in force to say otherwise, holding mass protests in the streets, resulting in the president actually avoiding the English capital and staying at Windsor and Chequers for his official engagements instead.

    Everyone from TV presenters and A-list celebrities to politicians and athletes got involved, with two very unexpected people getting involved.

    Who? First and second in line to the throne, Prince Charles and Prince William, who apparently chose not to meet the president.

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    That’s right. The royals reportedly refused to take part in his tour of the UK, leaving the Queen to meet Donald Trump solo at Windsor Castle on Friday.


    ‘It’s a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own,’ a source explained to The Sunday Times. ‘Usually she is accompanied by somebody.’

    The source continued: ‘This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub.’


    According to Buckingham Palace however, the royal family were not required to be present at the appointment as it was a ‘guest-of-government’ visit.

    ‘In line with standard practice for guest of government visits the President and First Lady were received by The Queen as Head of State,’ a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told The Sun.

    ‘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.’

    Either way, it’s royally awkward.

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