It must be a slow day because it looks like the internet wants to stir up drama between Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Queen Letizia of Spain. Apparently, folks think Kate Middleton snubbed Queen Letizia of Spain at the Order of the Garter on Monday. But if you look at multiple videos from the event, you’ll see this is all just nonsense and is unnecessarily pulling Kate into more drama she probably doesn’t need on her plate right now.
The video that started all of this noise is the one below, which shows Kate exiting her car at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the start of the Order of the Garter. the video, Kate can be seen saying hello to several people, including mother-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, but apparently not acknowledging Letizia — even though Letizia is standing right next to Camilla. A shady scandal in the making? Or a perfectly innocuous oversight that has no bearing whatsoever on Kate’s friendship with Letizia?
— ⭐️ Just Juliette ⭐️ 🇫🇷🇮🇩 (@RoyalDetective8) June 17, 2019
Twitter was adamant this was a bold-faced snub towards Letizia, with Kate not acknowledging she was in the presence of a queen. People let Kate really have it in the comments section of the video, posted by Twitter user @RoyalDetective8.
Where are the protocolo police? pic.twitter.com/rzeggqLnCm
— DorisEliza💋 (@twice_doris) June 17, 2019
Since Letizia is a Queen and Catherine is only a duchess – yes. She should curtsy to Letizia. IMO
— Archie Aunty-Monroe@outlook.com (@kathy092557) June 17, 2019
Well that was a bit frosty 😬
— Divinely 💕 DuchessMeghan 💍(fan acct.) (@DivinelyMeghan) June 17, 2019
Lawd no she didn’t just snub a Queen. 😂😂😂 Girl clutch the pearls
— Desm7496 (@desm7496) June 17, 2019
What Twitter apparently forgot was the fact that, at the Order of the Garter, the two women sat in the same carriage during a procession and had a grand old time. Video of the women’s carriage ride caught the pair chatting happily as they smiled and waved to attendees hoping to catch a glimpse of the royals.
See? No bad blood here.
Chances are good Kate simply got caught up in the moment and forgot to follow protocol by bowing to Letizia when she exited her car. It didn’t seem to be too much of a problem because the two women were able to connect and have some bonding time on their carriage ride. The internet needs to take a chill pill right now and stop trying to get Kate involved in silly drama; she deserves better than to be embroiled in this petty nonsense.