Britain's Buckingham Palace denies claims Prince Charles snubbed US Vice-President Mike Pence

Britain's Buckingham Palace denies claims Prince Charles snubbed US Vice-President Mike Pence

Charles is understood to have shaken hands once with Mr Pence after a speech by the vice president.

England's Prince Charles shook several hands at an event at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, Israel, on January 23, but not that of US Vice President Mike Pence.

As he arrived for the event in Jerusalem, Charles shook hands with the event's organizer, Moshe Kantor, then walked by Pence, looking him in the face, before continuing on to shake hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

One person who did not snub the Vice President was Russian President Vladimir Putin, who did shake Pence's hand. Buckingham Palace told the BBC in a statement that the men had a "long and warm conversation". In fact, she also provided video and photo footage of Prince Charles and Pence interacting on Thursday.

Still, Charles and the Vice President are on opposing sides when it comes to environmental issues, a topic the prince has been passionate about for decades, while Pence is known to have a track record of voting against environmental interests. Note the difference in the videos below between Charles' interaction with Pence, and how he greeted Thunberg in Davos the day prior.

The Prince did not appear to make an effort to approach Pence and his wife, Karen. He's unstoppable, like someone else I know."It is unclear what Pence and Netanyahu were discussing or the context of the remarks captured on the microphone".

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