JERUSALEM (AP) – Britain’s Prince Charles appeared to snub U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Thursday’s World Holocaust Forum.
As he arrived for the event in Jerusalem, Charles shook hands with the event’s organizer, Moshe Kantor, then walked by Pence, looking him in the face, before continuing on to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pence stood silently as the prince walked by.
Pence’s office played down the encounter, noting the two men had just met before entering the hall, and that they shook hands following Pence’s speech at the ceremony.
Buckingham Palace declined comment.
Prince Charles doesn’t want to touch those Mike Pence hands pic.twitter.com/eCjGBd0t2m
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