Princess Anne went viral this week after appearing to shrug at Queen Elizabeth II while she and other members of the royal family greeted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE.

The queen, flanked by fellow members of the royal family, appears to gesture at Princess Anne while greeting Trump in the video that has been shared thousands of times. Princess Anne shrugs in response to the president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpCapitol physician advises lawmakers against attending dinners, receptions during COVID-19 spike White House moves forward with holiday parties during pandemic The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Capital One - Biden unveils batch of his White House team MORE, in what some perceived to be a slight to Trump.

Many Twitter users supported Princess Anne’s gesture, interpreting it as her hesitancy to greet Trump.

Others took to Twitter to defend the president and call Princess Anne’s reaction rude as a member of the royal family greeting world leaders. Trump was in London this week to attend a NATO meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance.  


Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuHouse Democrats pick Aguilar as No. 6 leader in next Congress Democrats to determine leaders after disappointing election Mark Cuban asks voters to 'reconsider' donating to Georgia run-off elections MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted Wednesday, “When @POTUS travels outside our country, he represents us to the world. We are all Americans. We should wish him well and want him to succeed. Basic courtesies should be extended to the American President and First Lady. What Princess Anne did was unnecessary and disrespectful.” 

But Valentine Low, a reporter at The Times, tweeted that the moment wasn’t actually a slight from Princess Anne at all. Instead, she was telling Queen Elizabeth that Trump was the last leader to be received. 

President Trump canceled a press conference Wednesday after he was scheduled to participate at the conclusion of the summit. He said he would attend other scheduled meetings but then “probably go directly back to Washington.” 

Trump also addressed a clip that circulated late Tuesday showing Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauCanada not ready to lift border restrictions with US as COVID-19 spikes Canada moves to limit prescription drug exports after Trump order Trudeau says Canadians will likely have to wait until 2021 for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine MORE appearing to gossip about Trump’s behavior at meetings the previous day. Trump called the Canadian leader “two-faced,” and he suggested Trudeau was upset because he has repeatedly called out Canada for not meeting NATO’s defense spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.