A reporter has revealed what really happened between the Queen and Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace during a dinner for NATO leaders - after a video emerged of the interaction left royal watchers guessing.
The Queen, in the process of greeting Donald and Melania Trump, was captured on camera making a subtle gesture to Princess Anne, standing in a nearby doorway.
Footage shows the Queen uttering something to the princess who looks bewildered and shrugs in response.
The interaction has sent royal experts into a frenzy and brought about numerous theories as to what happened.
While some suggested Anne was snubbing the US President and first lady, a reporter at the event has revealed Princess Anne was telling her mother "it's only me", responding to the Queen looking for the next leader to greet with a royal welcome.
The details came via a Twitter thread by The Times journalist, Valentine Low.
Mr Low explained: "OK, here goes... Princess Anne: the truth. No, she didn't snub the Trumps. And she wasn't told off by the Queen.
"Anne raised her hands in the air, laughed and said: 'It's just me,' adding a moment later 'and this lot' as she pointed to the members of the household behind her."
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