Skip to comments.Queen left to meet Donald Trump ALONE as senior royals SNUBBED US President
Posted on 07/15/2018 12:38:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
THE QUEEN was left to take on her royal duty alone when she met Donald Trump and wife Melania, with Prince Charles and Prince William refusing to join in the elaborate welcome.
Senior members of the Royal Family, including the first and second in line to the throne, had informal discussions about the trip, and let it be known they did not want to take part in arrangements for the US Presidents four-day UK visit.
Downing Street and Buckingham Palace both said as Trumps tour of the UK was not an official state visit, there was a singular plan to meet the Queen alone with Melania Trump drawn up.
But a source said senior courtiers discussed which royals should meet the controversial president and shared the same concerns as William and Charles.
Prince Charles allegedly had a board meeting for his AG Carrick company, while the Duke of Cambridge was playing in a charity polo match and Prince Harry had private engagements.
The source 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. Its 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 Phillip a lot lately.
And speaking of Phillip, who retired from formal royal duties recently, the source said: He goes to what he wants to go to, and if he wanted to be there he could have been.
Prince Harry is good friend with previous Preisdent Barack Obama, with the pair teaming up to promote the Invictus Games in the past.
And Harrys new wife Meghan has been a vocal critic of Mr Trump before she became a royal, and therefore having to steer clear of making political statements.
Before her relationship became known, she spoke about supporting Hillary Clinton for her Democratic Presidential campaign.
She said at the time: "Im voting for Hillary Clinton, not because she is a woman, but because Trump has made it easy to see that you don't really want that kind of world that he's painting."
During Mr Trumps UK visit he broke royal protocol seemingly by accident - by failing to bow to her Majesty and then walked on in front of her when the pair were inspecting the guard.
A Whitehall official also revealed that Mr Trumps one-on-one time with the Queen was kept to a bare minimum.
The official said: The Queen will do her duty, but among the wider family, they were not as enthusiastic as they were when Obama came over.
Last year, it emerged that Mr Trump as reluctant to meet Prince Charles, due to their polarising stances on climate change.
Mr Trumps aides looked to hold a meeting with the younger royal officials, which were rejected, while a proposed golf match with Prince Andrew were largely ignored.
A minister admitted that there was concern about Trumps working visit to the UK, denied that a formal invitation was rejected.
They said: 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.
A Buckingham Palace source said: This was not a state visit and the involvement of other members of the royal family would be different.
There was never any approach by the government or others, formally or informally, to Clarence House, Kensington Palace or The Duke of Yorks office.
A Downing Street source reiterated Buckingham Palace's official view, clarifying: This was always going to be just the Queen.
The queen is the only royal with above room temp IQ anyway, so good.
She’s a pretty nice girl.
Liberals, wherever they live, are never worth meeting anyway.
I have had it with these people in decline. That is insulting and obnoxious and will be remembered.
Charles and William tell Queen Elizabeth to "FO!"
It was not a State Visit but a private audience with the Queen.
Do you really think Queen Elizabeth would allow her grandchildren to disrespect the President of the United States?
They had other plans...period.
If true, it’s stunningly bad political form. The US is the best ally tiny England has. The whole present day political purpose of the royal family is to serve as diplomats.
Prince Charles will never be half the man that Maggie Thatcher was.
A Trump at Oxford.
In related news, the Regulars decided to return to England to snub the Colonists.
My ancestors left that place in 1630 so I have no use for them.
Yup my thoughts exactly. Fake News to cause a ruckus.
but she doesn’t have a lot to say...
The common Englishman on the street seems to appreciate Trump quite a lot. Does anyone really care about the rest of them?
But she doesnt have alot to say.
If they want Mr. Obama to be their next prime minister I have no objection.
He’d fit right in over there.
She served in the Army Auxiliary during World War II as a truck driver. She knows who saved their bacon.
American presidents do not bow to anyone. Obama made sure the one monarch he met and would not bow to was Queen Elisabeth. We couldn’t get Obama up off the floor when he met Japan’s Emperor or the Saudi King.
Michelle gave the Queen a bear hug but that was fine, right?
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