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Princess Anne gets told off by the Queen as she meets Donald Trump

Princess Anne, aged 69, gets told off by her mum in front of world leaders

Princess Anne may be past retirement age at 69 but she is still not too old to get a public dressing down from her mum.

The Queen’s daughter appeared to get a right royal telling off when she did not join the receiving line welcoming US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania.

The monarch and her only daughter were caught on camera appearing to have a silent row as they welcomed Nato leaders at Buckingham Palace.

Prince Charles, Camilla and the Queen were shaking hands while Princess Anne could be seen skulking at the edge of the state rooms.

The Queen made eyes for her to come and join the royal party but no-nonsense Anne was having none of it.

She replied to her mum’s gesture by widening her arms in an apparent defiant shrug.

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The interaction was noticed by social media users, with one saying: ‘Princess Anne is like “I turned up mum, what more do you want from me.”

The tweet went on to add: ‘Love Princess Anne. The shade is real.’

Another user commented: ‘Good old Anne – she’s brilliant and doesn’t get enough credit.

‘She works extremely hard and is very knowledgeable. She reminds me of an old fashioned headmistress who doesn’t take any s**t.’

A few Twitter users suggested we should all ‘channel Princess Anne today’ while another said it was definitely a ‘sorry, not sorry moment.’

Princess Anne is in the corner by the state rooms as Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla welcome Donald Trump and his wife Melania (Picture: Reuters)

The reception was held on Tuesday night ahead of the main Nato summit today in Watford.

The meeting comes as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary but has been plagued by divisions over member state Turkey’s incursion against the Kurds in northern Syria.

While Princess Anne may not have wanted to be among the line-up greeting Trump, she did maintain a diplomatic silence when other leaders started to gossip about him.

Princess Anne had a front row seat to a gossiping session about Trump by Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson

The royal was standing near British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron as they discussed the US leader.

Trump’s name was not mentioned explicitly but a video caught leaders complaining about someone who gave a long, impromptu speech.

Johnson can be heard saying to Macron ‘Is that why you were late?’

Trudeau intervenes, saying: ‘He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top!’.

Macron – who is involved in a spat with Trump after the French leader said Nato was ‘brain dead’ – can then be seen gesturing animatedly.

Soon after Trudeau goes on to say: ‘You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.’




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