Donald Trump’s passage through Buckingham Palace is remembered as one of the most controversial in recent years because the rumors affirm that he would have managed to despair both the service personnel and the members of the British royal family due to his outbursts.
It is said that his disregard for protocolwhich governs the day-to-day of the monarchy, was what caused widespread discomfort at its mere presence, since the then president of the United States dared to walk ahead of the deceased queen Isabel II on his official visit in 2018 and made a point of shaking his hand at a reception for NATO leaders the following year.
HoweverIt seems that the tensions between Trump and the royal house went back a long time And they weren’t just due to his apparent inability to follow a set of simple rules. In 2012, the businessman tweeted about the images that had been published of Duchess Catherine going topless while on vacation in Provence, France.
“Kate Middleton is great, but she shouldn’t sunbathe naked. She is the only guilty one. Who wouldn’t take a photo of Kate to earn a lot of money if she sunbathes naked. Please Kate,” Trump said.
A new biography written by Christopher Andersen and titled ‘The King: The Life of Carlos III’assures that his comment reached the ears of Catherine’s husband, Prince William, and his father-in-law Charles, who for once put aside the usual British coldness to clearly show what they thought about it.
“Trump’s criticism of Kate led to what a Clarence House butler defined as a torrent of profanity from both Prince Charles and his children,” says the author.
The book also claims that Charles, William and Prince Harry, who was still in an institutional position at the time, tried in every possible way to dissuade the United States from organizing a visit by its president and that they had lengthy telephone conversations between Clarence House and Kensington Palace to agree what they could do behind the scenes to prevent it.