President Donald Trump visited the UK last week after his meeting with NATO leaders in Belgium. During this visit, Trump met with both the British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.
But it is who he did not meet with during his visit that is getting the most attention.
Both Prince William and Prince Charles declined to meet with Trump, leaving the Queen as the only royal family member to meet with the president at Windsor Castle.
“They simply refused to attend,” said a source to The Sunday Times of London. “It’s a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own. Usually, she is accompanied by somebody.”
Prince Charles chose to attend an event for police and Prince William played in a charity polo match instead.
The Buckingham Palace said that the plan was for just the Queen to meet Trump all along.
Officials say that Trump and the Queen’s interactions were “kept to a bare minimum” and that the royal family members were “not as enthusiastic as they were when Obama came over” to visit the UK.