DONALD TRUMP appeared to be mocked by a small group of world leaders during yesterday’s reception at Buckingham Palace.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron seemed to be chatting behind Mr Trump’s back during yesterday’s reception at Buckingham Palace. The small group, joined by Princess Anne, were caught on camera as they were speaking about a politician delivering a 40-minute impromptu speech.
While Mr Trump’s name is not pronounced, many commentators and social media users are convinced the world leaders were speaking about the US President.
A few of the words exchanged by world leaders can be heard in footage shared by the Twitter account of Canadian current affairs programme, CBC’s Power & Politics.
In the video, Mr Johnson can be heard saying to Mr Macron: “Is that why you were late?”
Mr Trudeau intervenes, saying: “He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top!”.
Princess Anne can be seen on the left-hand side of the frame (Image GETTY CBC)
Princess Anne listened to the world leaders who seemingly mocked Donald Trump yesterday night (Image: CBC)
Mr Macron then speaks and gestures animatedly, but his words are barely audible.
The Canadian leader can later be heard once again, seemingly speaking about the same person the group was chatting earlier.
He says: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”
Princess Anne was spotted speaking with Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson (Image: PA)
Princess Anne’s face is covered and it isn’t clear whether she takes part in the conversation or if she is just politely listening to the guests at Buckingham Palace.
CBC, who shared the video, wrote on Twitter: “@JustinTrudeau , @EmmanuelMacron , @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday.
“No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day.”
The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla welcoming Mr and Mrs Trump to the reception (Image: PA)
The Queen surrounded by the world leaders who attended the reception at Buckingham Palace (Image: GETTY)
A social media user condemned this behaviour, saying on Twitter: “This is like watching a bad rip off version of mean girls except with bad politicians who preach one thing but do the complete opposite when they think no one is looking.”
Another Twitter user attacks Mr Trudeau’s words, saying: “Ridiculous way for world leaders to act.
“All should be ashamed but as a Canadian I’m most concerned with Trudeau who is representing my beautiful country.
“How dare you embarrass us?!”
Princess Anne’s life – a timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
The Queen hosted a lavish reception in the state rooms of Buckingham Palace yesterday evening.
The event, attended by 29 Nato leaders and representatives of several nations, took place ahead of today’s Nato summit.
Held in Watford, this gathering marks the 70th anniversary of the Alliance.
Donald Trump has been holding private meetings with several leaders while in the UK (Image: GETTY)
Ahead of the summit, Mr Trump, who arrived in London on Monday night, has met several world leaders – including Mr Johnson, who hosted another reception yesterday night at Downing Street, after the one at Buckingham Palace ended.
The US President shared some insights into their talk this morning, writing on Twitter: “Enjoyed my meeting with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson of the United Kingdom at @10DowningStreet last night.
“Talked about numerous subjects including @NATO and Trade.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK