It’s not often that the castle reacts to the gossip, but on Monday they made an exception. A spokesman for the royal family issued a formal declaration to clarify the absence of Prince Charles and Prince William under Donald Trumps visit with Queen Elizabeth. En anonym kilde havde fortalt The Sunday Times på Charles og William “nægtede at deltage” Trumps besøg, snubbing ham og forlader dronningen til at hænge solo.
It does not matter what happened.
“I conform with the standard practice for guest visits, the President was received by The Queen as Head of State. The arrangements were agreed between the palace and the US and US governments,” said the spokesman Mennesker. “There was never a suggestion that other members of the royal family wanted to participate.”
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Even without other members of the royal family, the meeting did not matter as well.
The visit took place as thousands of British people hit the streets to protest and express their hostility to Trump and his administration’s many controversial policies. I mellemtiden blev dronning Elizabeth efterladt med at se på sin ur før Donald og Melania Trump ankom, på trods af at de var til tiden ikke sendt. Besøget løb derefter 17 minutter over.
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It was superfluous to say that it seemed like an eventful visit for only one hour. Måske savnede William og Charles alligevel.