Buckingham Palace denies claims Prince Charles snubbed Pence in Jerusalem

Buckingham Palace dismisses suggestions that Prince Charles deliberately ignored US Vice President Mike Pence at a Holocaust memorial ceremony in Jerusalem, saying the two had a “warm and friendly chat” before the event.

A video, which was circulating widely on social media, shows the prince chatting with various dignitaries at the ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem.

Charles, 71, then approaches Pence, briefly looks at him, but moves on without shaking the US vice president’s hand and greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Shortly before the Yad Vashem memorial event began, the prince and Vice President Pence had a warm and friendly chat, which is why they did not greet each other again in the room,” says a statement from the office of the Prince of Wales.

— AFP

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