PRINCE Charles and Prince William reportedly left the Queen to meet Donald Trump on her own after they refused to take part in his tour of the UK.
It is believed the pair announced they did not want to get involved in the President’s four-day visit.
Getty Images – Getty Donald Trump chatting to the Queen in the grounds of Windsor Castle
This resulted in the Queen meeting the 72-year-old on her own at Windsor Castle on Friday.
According to The Sunday Times, both Charles and his son “snubbed” the President and were reluctant to meet Trump.
But according to Buckingham Palace, his trip was a “guest-of-government” visit and therefore additional members of the royal family did not have to be present.
A source told the paper the pair “simply refused” to attend the meeting and added: “This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub.
AP:Associated Press President Trump and the Queen inspected the Royal Guard of Honour outside the Castle
Getty Images – Getty Her Majesty looked pleased to welcome the US President to the UK
“It’s a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own. Usually she is accompanied by somebody.”
Describing Charles, the source told the paper: “He goes to what he wants to go to, and if he had wanted to be there he could have been.”
While the Queen met Trump and his wife Melania, the first two in line to the throne were busy doing other things.
Getty Images – Getty Prince Charles was at a board meeting when the Queen met Trump
News Group Newspapers Ltd William was playing in a charity polo match on Friday