CLAIM: Video shows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II reprimanding her daughter Princess Anne for not greeting Trump at a NATO reception at Buckingham Palace.
THE FACTS: Princess Anne had already escorted President Donald Trump and wife, Melania, to shake hands with the monarch when the queen turned and looked at her daughter. “It’s just me,” Anne said, motioning that no more world leaders were left in the greeting line.
A shorter version of the clip appears to show the queen glaring at her daughter. A longer clip shows that Princess Anne walked in with Trump and the first lady. The Trumps were the last in line to be greeted by the queen, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, in the palace’s Music Room. After the queen shook hands and spoke with Trump and the first lady, she turned to Princess Anne to see which world leader was next. The queen gestures to Anne, who is standing with members of the household at the end of the line. “It’s just me,” she says, adding, “and this lot.”
One video post on Twitter that portrayed Anne’s reaction as a snub was viewed more than 3 million times in a 24-hour period.
The viral moment Princess Anne appears to shrug in response to Queen Elizabeth while the monarch was greeting President Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/tKJn50e7kr— Reuters (@Reuters) December 4, 2019