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Twitter Users Debate Whether Prince Charles Really Snubbed Mike Pence

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-01-23T20:23:43+00:00" data-videovertical="" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2020-01/23/5e29b7bb10ca043f7e3d96d0/5e29b7b7929be9000110b760_o_F_v1.jpg?w=1600&h=900&q=60"></div><div><p>Call it “snub-gate” (actually, call it anything but that), but a new video shows <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/life/topic/prince-charles" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Prince Charles</a> walking straight past US Vice President <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/mike-pence" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mike Pence</a> without shaking his hand.</p><p>The video above was captured <span>at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial center in Jerusalem on Thursday.</span></p><p>It shows the British royal walking to his seat, shaking the hand of one person and then <a href="https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/the-awkward-moment-prince-charles-misses-id665055713" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">walking past Pence</a> and barely making eye contact before<span> </span>warmly greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.</p><p>Many people on Twitter assumed Prince Charles was snubbing the US vice president, making for a juicy international scandal.</p><p>However, Pence’s press secretary, Katie Waldman, insisted that was not the case and tweeted a photo prior to the event showing the pair in convivial conversation.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is not true. VP and Prince Charles spoke prior to entering the event floor and after his remarks as well. <a href="https://t.co/Qr79TN42Ax" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/Qr79TN42Ax</a><a href="https://t.co/LhsQVtHMRF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/LhsQVtHMRF</a></p>— Katie Waldman (@VPPressSec) <a href="https://twitter.com/VPPressSec/status/1220361871972278274?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>One Twitter user was convinced she knew a snub when she saw one, but later noted that Pence had “tapped chuck on the arm.”</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Explain video? I don't care for Charles I care for our <a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@VP</a> Our VP even had his hand out for a shake and boney butt walked past him as well snubbing VP's assistant.</p>— Grace Vasquez (@itsYourGrace) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsYourGrace/status/1220372943336853504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">well taking another look... it does appear charles shook with his left hand vp press sec left hand and then <a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@VP</a> tapped chuck on the arm... so... had they already said hello? Maybe. Still from a quick view of video looks like a snub.</p>— Grace Vasquez (@itsYourGrace) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsYourGrace/status/1220373959235067906?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>But others felt the video was more likely to be truthful than a member of the Trump administration.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">yea, that's why pence has his hand out and charles walks right by while glaring at him</p>— Ian (@ianjay_) <a href="https://twitter.com/ianjay_/status/1220363630161600512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Their meeting prior to entering the event floor went so well that Charles refused to shake Pence's hand!</p>— David Spivak ⚾️ (@dsspivak) <a href="https://twitter.com/dsspivak/status/1220364178361372672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prince Charles met with Netanyahu also but gives him a hearty handshake!</p>— Yoel Goldman (@yoelisaak) <a href="https://twitter.com/yoelisaak/status/1220393717858738182?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>At least one person was offended enough to call for Charles’ removal from the line of succession.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">EVEN IF Prince Charles had spoken to <a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@VP</a> prior to entering the event floor, not shaking his hand or even acknowledging him in the line speaks volumes of what's on Charles' mind!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/QueenElizabeth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#QueenElizabeth</a> must remove him from the order of succession and pass the crown to Prince William!!! <a href="https://t.co/YgijHvJIdy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/YgijHvJIdy</a></p>— The King Peter Fox (@PeterFo19881835) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterFo19881835/status/1220368304038002690?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>But others took the Prince’s side.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Why would Prince Charles shake the hand of someone covering up for Trump's denying of aid to Ukraine while they were in the middle of a hot war with Russia? The future of Europe was put directly at risk by Pence and Trump.</p>— Ken Winnick (@visualcognetics) <a href="https://twitter.com/visualcognetics/status/1220405228236705792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nah, Prince Charles knows the power of the media and public perception. He skipped him to send a message.</p>— 🍑Progressive Un-Boomer🍑 (@NHRunningLady) <a href="https://twitter.com/NHRunningLady/status/1220405064638050304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prince Charles showing us the proper way to greet a fascist like Mike Pence!🔥<a href="https://t.co/sxoc8YShnr" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/sxoc8YShnr</a></p>— Ryan Knight 🏳️‍🌈 🗽 (@ProudResister) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProudResister/status/1220397247596097539?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>And one Twitter user saw the exchange as the harbinger of things to come.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prince Charles looking Mike Pence in the eye while walking by him without shaking his hand is the 2020 energy.</p>— Sue Nahmi (@abhiratht) <a href="https://twitter.com/abhiratht/status/1220405178601369600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote></div><section><h5>Also on HuffPost</h5><div></div></section>

Call it “snub-gate” (actually, call it anything but that), but a new video shows Prince Charles walking straight past US Vice President Mike Pence without shaking his hand.

The video above was captured at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial center in Jerusalem on Thursday.

It shows the British royal walking to his seat, shaking the hand of one person and then walking past Pence and barely making eye contact before warmly greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Many people on Twitter assumed Prince Charles was snubbing the US vice president, making for a juicy international scandal.

However, Pence’s press secretary, Katie Waldman, insisted that was not the case and tweeted a photo prior to the event showing the pair in convivial conversation.

One Twitter user was convinced she knew a snub when she saw one, but later noted that Pence had “tapped chuck on the arm.”

But others felt the video was more likely to be truthful than a member of the Trump administration.

At least one person was offended enough to call for Charles’ removal from the line of succession.

But others took the Prince’s side.

And one Twitter user saw the exchange as the harbinger of things to come.

Also on HuffPost

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/did-prince-charles-really-snub-mike-pence_au_5e29fe69c5b6d6767fd0fce8

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