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From this angle it sure appears as if Prince Charles snubbed Mike Pence

Denials issued by the vice president’s office and Buckingham Palace

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By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

No handshake for you!

Trump administration detractors eat it up when world leaders diss the president, and they were once again relishing what they thought was an opportunity on Thursday for a cackle at the White House’s expense. But were they mistaken?

As you can see from this video, which has already been viewed more than a million times, it certainly looks as if Prince Charles is refusing to shake Vice President Mike Pence’s hand at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem:

That’s not the case, however, according to representatives of both sides, who were pushed to react as the name Prince Charles moved to the top of Twitter’s /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR -6.32% trending list on Thursday.

Pence press secretary Katie Waldman tweeted this by way of rebuttal:

A Buckingham Palace official agreed, telling the BBC that the heir to the throne had a “long and warm conversation” with Pence before the ceremony.

That didn’t stop social media from having its fun, though:

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Shawn Langlois is an editor and writer for MarketWatch in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @slangwise.

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