Not every royal fan was happy to meet Meghan Markle.
On Saturday, Markle — who made a surprise appearance at Windsor Castle alongside her husband, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton — was captured by television cameras greeting people who had gathered to mourn Queen Elizabeth II.
Despite many reaching out to her, a few made sure to let her know she wasn’t welcome.
As the “Suits” actress, 41, walked down the line of people, two women refused to put out their hands for her and even smirked at each other when she walked past. A third even put on her sunglasses and kept her phone in her hands to make sure Markle didn’t reach for her.
The Duchess of Sussex, however, made sure to still acknowledge them as she gently touched one of their arms.
Following the rather awkward interaction, many people took to social media to express their delight with the ice-out.
“Lady in blue & others ARE ALL OF US. They refuse to shake hands with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Netflix,” wrote one person on Twitter, as another added, “This speaks volumes. She needs to go back to California asap. You are truly hated for your disrespect of the UK.”
“The Lady in Blue is my spirit animal!” read another tweet.
Despite the online trolling, many more came to her rescue and slammed the three women.
“What we see here shows the Duchess of Sussex has dignity and integrity, whereas the people who refuse to shake her hand don’t. They have no political agenda with her because there can be none, it’s their perception of her as a black person who rejected the royal family,” tweeted a Markle defender.
In fact, a teenage girl made headlines when she was photographed hugging Markle.
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