It was an interesting day in history when US President Donald Trump visited Her Majesty the Queen for a formal State Dinner banquet. Historically, the day is cheery and exciting for guests, but this year, tensions were high.
Before the US President arrived, the royal staffers were prepping Buckingham Palace's Picture Gallery for a display of US-themed artifacts. But while they were setting up for an exciting evening of visiting with President Trump, the First Lady, and Ivanka Trump, the President made a comment to a press member that immediately shifted his visit.
The Sun published an interview Friday in which Trump was asked about former American turned royal, Meghan Markle. The reporter said, “Meghan, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, we have given her a different name, she can’t make it because she is on maternity leave. Are you sorry not to see her because she wasn’t so nice about you during the campaign? I don’t know if you saw that.”
President Trump responded, “I don’t know that. No. I didn’t know that.” He continued, “No, I hope she’s okay. I did not know that, no.”
To push the buttons of the President a little more, the reported said, “She said she’d move to Canada if you got elected. Turns out she moved to Britain.”
Trump simply replied, “That’ll be good. There are a lot of people moving here so what can I say?” But then, just as he was almost finished making his remark, he said, “No I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
As he spoke those words, the room went silent and almost instantly. the President’s comments went viral. While he went on to say that he believes Meghan Markle is “very good” as Royalty, his wrongful word choice had already been heard by millions.
Later that evening, tensions were high as Donald Trump and Prince Harry, Meghan’s husband, were in the same room with each other. The Prince was noticeably fidgety and looked extremely uncomfortable. Fans wondered just how he would make it through the formal dinner that was to follow.
As it turns out, Prince Harry was absent from the State Dinner banquet!
Fans were stunned to see the Prince missing from the dinner, and the couple believes how the US President’s visit plaid out. Hopefully, the two men had a chance to speak one-on-one with each other and make amends, although that’s likely something the public will never know. Swipe below for the full video recording: