Prince Charles appeared to avoid shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at an Auschwitz memorial event in Jerusalem today – but then smiled as he shook hands with Vladimir Putin.
A video clip of the Prince of Wales greeting officials in Israel showed him walk along the front row of seats, shaking hands with several dignitaries.
But when he came to Pence, the heir to the throne appeared to ‘snub’ the vice president and carry on walking.
Despite Pence standing up to shake his hand, the Prince merely looked him in the eye before moving on to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who sitting next to Pence.
The Prince did not appear to make an effort to approach Pence and his wife, Karen, as the VP then patted the Queen’s first son on the back as spoke to Netanyahu.
The apparent ‘snub’ came moments before Prince Charles warmly shook hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Once Charles walked past Pence, he then took his seat next to French President Emmanuel Macron and was introduced to the Russian leader. The Prince greeted Putin with a handshake and a smile in a separate clip posted online.