Not all royal fans were 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 the people who had gathered to mourn Queen Elizabeth II.
Although many approached her, some made sure to let her know that she was not welcome.
As the 41-year-old “Suits” actress walked through the line of people, two women refused to shake her hand and even smiled at each other as she passed. A third of hers even put on her sunglasses and kept her phone in her hands to make sure Markle didn’t get to her.
The Duchess of Sussex, however, made sure to recognize them as she gently touched one of his arms.
After the rather awkward interaction, many people took to social media to express their delight at the ice.
“The lady in blue and others ARE ALL OF US. They refuse to shake hands with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Netflix.” one person wrote on Twitter, as another added, “This says a lot. He has to get back to California as soon as possible. You are truly hated for your disrespect to the UK.”
“The lady in blue is my spirit animal!” read another tweet
Despite the online trolling, many more came to their rescue and criticized the three women.
“What we see here shows that the Duchess of Sussex has dignity and integrity, while the people who refuse to shake her hand do not. They have no political agenda with her because there can’t be any of hers, it’s her perception of her as a black person who shunned the royal family,” a Markle supporter tweeted.
In fact, a teenage girl made headlines when was photographed hugging Markle.
The 14-year-old told reporters it was “the right thing to do” amid “everything that’s happened” between the actress and the royal family.
The four of them spent nearly an hour viewing a vast sea of floral tributes laid out in front of Windsor Castle in honor of the late monarch. They also spent time chatting with the crowd gathered outside.
The outing marked the first time the two couples had appeared in public together since Commonwealth Day on March 9, an appearance that was marked by a distinctly awkward atmosphere. We’re told that William extended the invitation to his estranged brother and to Markle.
“We are all very grateful, both parties putting everything aside for the Queen,” a royal source told Page Six exclusively.