Queen Princess Anne Trump, Queen Elizabeth appears to scold.
Well, here’s a sentence I didn’t expect to type this morning: It looks like Princess Anne just refused to greet Trump at Buckingham Palace, was subsequently scolded by her mom, the Queen, and responded with the most simple yet effective of all IDGAF moves: the humble shrug. Yes, there’s video, and yes, the video has very much gone viral.
Allow me to break it down for you. As the Guardian reports, Queen Elizabeth II hosted multiple world leaders at Buckingham Palace Tuesday, to mark the 70th anniversary of Nato. As is custom, a royal line including the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles greeted Donald and Melania Trump at the Palace—but Princess Anne, notably, did not join the line. Footage shows the Queen gesturing at Anne, who waits in a nearby doorway—to which Anne shrugs and says, “I’m just waiting.” The Princess laughs, but the Queen very much does not. Intrigue.