The Queen hosts NATO reception for World Leaders
The Queen along with senior members of the Royal Family attended a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 70 years of the NATO. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries that was signed in 1949.
Leaders in attendance included Prime Minster Boris Johnson, Canadian President Justin Trudeau, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Representing the Royal Family, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Anne were all in attendance.
Princess Anne was featured in several stories and videos appearing to shrug off the United States President, Donald Trump. However, it has been revealed she was imply telling her mother, the Queen, there were no more leaders to greet. Princess Anne is known for her blunt and straight forward attitude so her frank response to the Queen that there was no one else waiting to be greeted by her was very fitting.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen speaking with Justin Trudeau during the event, they had previously met on one of the Cambridge's tours to Canada. The Duke of Cambridge was unable to attend since he was on an official tour of Kuwait and Oman at the time.
Prior to the reception, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted Donald Trump for tea, giving a call back to the United States official State Visit earlier in the year.
While not related to the Royals, another popular story from the reception was when Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson were caught on a hot mic appearing to make fun of Donald Trump. Trump, a divisive figure in his own country, has struggled to gain legitimacy on the world stage with several gaffes that have caused other world leaders to poke fun.
Senior members of the Royal Family will return to Buckingham Palace on 11th December for the annual Diplomatic Reception. The Queen, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne are all believed to be attending the event this year. xx