Meghan Markle blown away after Queen mourners offered a handshake

She offered a handshake – but received a metaphorical slap in the face instead.

Meghan Markle was spectacularly snubbed by three British women as she tried to shake hands outside Windsor Castle.

The former ‘Suits’ star, 41, appeared alongside Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton outside the castle on Saturday as they greeted the crowd who mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Markle – whose popularity in the UK has plummeted since she left the royal family in 2019 – received a mostly warm welcome, but three mourners were less receptive when the ex-actress extended her hand.

viral video shows Markle walking past the trio standing behind a barricade. The Duchess extends her hand to the first young woman, who seems to return nothing but an icy grin. A second young woman struggles to adjust her sunglasses so she doesn’t greet Markle. Meanwhile, a third, older woman keeps her head down and refuses to shake hands with Markle.

The Archetypes podcast host seemingly took the snubs in stride and simply moved on to the next group of mourners.

The Duchess extends her hand to the first young woman, who seems to return nothing but a grin.  A second young woman is busy adjusting her sunglasses so that they don't salute the star.
The Duchess extends her hand to the first young woman, who seems to return nothing but a grin. A second young woman struggles to adjust her sunglasses so she doesn’t greet Markle.
A third, older woman keeps her head down and refuses to shake hands with Markle.
A third, older woman keeps her head down and refuses to shake hands with Markle.

Some cheered on the women on Twitter, with a font: “The lady in blue & others ARE WE ALL. They refuse to shake hands with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Netflix. That speaks volumes. She needs to get back to California as soon as possible. You are really hated for your disrespect towards Britain.”

It’s not the first video from Saturday’s Markle meet-and-greet to go viral.

The Duchess and Harry shocked royal viewers when they joined William and Kate in their first public appearance as a quartet since early 2020.

Harry has reportedly become estranged from William after he and Markle blasted the royal family in a bombastic Oprah interview earlier last year.

Over the weekend, a separate video showed Markle chatting to aides about floral tributes – seemingly confused about royal protocol.

The former Suits star, 41, appeared alongside Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton outside the castle on Saturday.
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Markle's popularity in the UK remains low, but for the most part she received a warm welcome from mourners outside Windsor Castle.
Markle’s popularity in the UK remains low, but for the most part she received a warm welcome from mourners outside Windsor Castle.
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Markle was seen holding a bouquet given to her by a mourner when a royal aide approached to ask if he could take the flowers from her.

Markle appeared to decline the offer, telling the assistant she would put them down herself before turning back to the crowd with the bundle still in her arms. But moments later, another helper walked up and grabbed the bouquet. Markle seemed to resist at first, but after the employee appeared to explain the situation, she obeyed and handed over the flower arrangement.

The Duchess is expected to remain in the UK until the Queen’s funeral on September 19.

The Duchess is expected to remain in the UK until the Queen's funeral next Monday, September 19.
The Duchess is expected to remain in the UK until the Queen’s funeral on September 19.

She has also suspended the release of her new Archetypes podcast episodes as a show of respect for the late monarch.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/12/meghan-markle-blown-off-by-queen-mourners-after-handshake-offer/ Meghan Markle blown away after Queen mourners offered a handshake

Emma Bowman

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