Prince Harry speaks with Ivanka, avoids Trump over his 'nasty' remark about Meghan Markle
Donald Trump recently said that he did not realize that Meghan Markle was 'nasty' after learning that she had openly criticized him ahead of his 2016 election
Duke of Sussex Prince Harry was seen meeting the First Daughter Ivanka Trump inside Buckingham Palace during Donald Trump's state visit to the UK on Monday.
Harry had made a very brief appearance at the back of the gallery room where Trump was taking a tour of the Royal Collection. Harry then quickly ducked out of the event without joining the group, according to reports.
He reportedly maintained a safe distance from everyone including Donald Trump given the president's recent remarks about Harry's wife Meghan Markle.
Harry was, however, seen making conversation with Ivanka Trump as the Queen gave her visitors a tour of the items from US which were on display at the Buckingham Palace.
Over the weekend, Donald Trump had said that he did not realize that Meghan Markle was "nasty" after learning that she had openly criticized him ahead of his 2016 election. When told of the comments made by the Duchess of Sussex, Trump said that he was unaware of the comments that Meghan had made. "I didn't know that. What can I say? I didn't know that she was nasty." he shared.
However, he insisted that Meghan would make "a very good" American princess. "It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently. She will be very good. I hope she does (succeed)," he said of her joining the royal family, as reported by The Sun.
The Duchess of Sussex did not join the president during his visit as she was on maternity leave with her newborn baby Archie Harrison.
Ivanka Trump, who is POTUS' eldest daughter, had arrived in the UK yesterday and had also managed to make a dash to the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington.
Ahead of Trump's arrival, Ivanka was seen peeping through the window and watching the welcome ceremony at the Buckingham Palace. She was seen sporting an all-white outfit which was designed by Italian-born London-based designer Alessandra Rich.
She also posted a message on social media sharing her excitement for the visit. "Today, Her Majesty The Queen will welcome @POTUS and @FLOTUS for a State Visit to the United Kingdom. I am looking forward to joining the US delegation for this commemorative visit," she wrote. "It was an incredible honor to meet Her Majesty The Queen, the longest ruling Monarch in British history. Thank you for a warm welcome to the United Kingdom," she added.