British Royal Family

How Prince Charles and Prince William snubbed Donald Trump's royal visit with the Queen

Not even future monarchs have the patience for inexcusable behaviour.

By Chloe Lal
Last week, the United Kingdom was divided after Queen Elizabeth met with America's 45th president, Donald Trump.
While Trump's visit to England sparked huge outrage and protests across the entire country - it was paramount for Britain's Monarch to remain impartial.
But that didn't mean the heirs to the throne had to mirror that attitude.
In a surprise move, both Prince William and his father Prince Charles decided to have no part in Trump's four day visit.
Her Majesty is formally introduced to President Trump and the First Lady.
According to The Sunday Times, the father-son duo refused to meet with Donald, instead filling their calendar with other events.
A source told the paper the pair "simply refused" to attend the meeting and added, "This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub."
"It's a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own. Usually she is accompanied by somebody."
The source said of Prince Charles, "He goes to what he wants to go to, and if he had wanted to be there he could have been."
The Queen hosted the President and his wife.
Buckingham Palace commented on the claims, simply saying, "In line with standard practice for guest of government visits the President and First Lady were received by The Queen as Head of State."
"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."
Prince William, 36, decided to play a charity polo match at Cambridge County Polo Club.
The proud dad had an excellent day, leading his side to victory.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles, 69, was in Highgrove where he had a board meeting for his company AG Carrick.
Prince Charles has met Trump in the past.

Donald Trump's chequered history with the British Royal Family

While it may not be a surprise that the royals have been left unimpressed by Donald Trump's political stances during his presidency, the former TV personality has also made his fair share of offensive comments to the British Royals.
All the way back in 1992, after Princess Diana and Prince Charles seperated, the American tycoon did his very best to court William and Harry's mum.
He allegedly kept sending her notes and flowers, to the point where she reportedly said, "He gives me the creeps."
British journalist Selina Scott claimed that, "Trump clearly saw Diana as the ultimate trophy wife," adding his pursuit was very aggressive.
"As the roses and orchids piled up at her apartment she became increasingly concerned about what she should do. It had begun to feel as if Trump was stalking her."
Princess Diana pictured with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Years after her passing, in a vulgar chat with Howard Stern, the radio host asked Trump, "You could've nailed her, right?" to which he replied, "I think I could've."
He also claimed Princess Diana was "crazy".
The President has since changed his tune about pursuing Diana, telling Piers Morgan in 2016, "I did respect her, but no interest from that standpoint. But I did meet her once, and I thought she was lovely."
Trump's view on the royal women doesn't stop there.
It's not surprising that Prince William had no desire to meet with the President.
He infamously defended the paparazzi that took photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, while she was sunbathing topless back in 2012, during a vacation in the south of France with her husband Prince William.
Donald, a father of five, took to Twitter to publicly shame Catherine.
"Kate Middleton is great--but she shouldn't be sunbathing in the nude--only herself to blame," he tweeted.
"Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!"
While the British Royal Family have never officially commented on Donald Trump, their newest member, the Duchess of Sussex, has made her views on the man crystal clear.
In 2016, on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Meghan commented on Trump running for President.
"It's really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada."
You can watch her talk about Donald in the video player below!
"I mean come on, if that's reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here."
"Yes of course Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone."
"I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That's a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that's a huge chunk of it."
"You're not just voting for a woman if it's Hillary because she's a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don't really want that kind of world that he's painting."