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 says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial 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. LieuDemocratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' Democratic lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Paralysis of nations is empowering cities 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 TrudeauIran expected to send Ukraine the black boxes from downed passenger plane Poll: Most Canadian taxpayers don't want to pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's security costs Trudeau: Escalating 'tensions' with Iran to blame for downed jet 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.