Why Donald Trump was ‘bored’ by Prince Charles when they met for afternoon tea

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  • Donald Trump was so 'bored' by Prince Charles when they met for afternoon tea that he 'rolled his eyes' over this irritating thing.


    Donald Trump was said to be ‘bored’ when he met up for afternoon tea with Prince Charles, according to a new memoir.

    The 45th US President was in his presidency back in June 2019 when he arranged to meet up with the Prince of Wales and the Queen during his three-day state visit.

    A state dinner was to be hosted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II but during the private tea, Prince Charles decided to focus his attention on speaking about climate change, which ‘bored’ the former president, according to former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s forthcoming memoir, entitled I’ll Take Your Questions Now.

    Prince Charles, Donald Trump, Duchess Camilla and Melania Trump

    LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. President Trump’s three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he attended business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before traveling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    An early copy of the book, which has been obtained by Insider, claims that Donald “was apparently not as big a fan” of Prince Charles, who is heir to the throne in the royal line of succession.

    It comes as Prince Charles is set to follow in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a big career move.

    Meanwhile, his interactions with the Queen during that visit were described as jovial.

    Donald Trump, Prince Charles and The Queen

    PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump sit next to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II as they attend the D-Day Commemorations on June 5, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. The political heads of 16 countries involved in World War II joined Her Majesty, The Queen on the UK south coast for a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Overnight it was announced that all 16 had signed a historic proclamation of peace to ensure the horrors of the Second World War are never repeated. The text has been agreed by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    The memoir recalls that during the trip, Donald and his wife, former first lady Melania Trump met with Prince Charles for a private tea but after returning from the event, the former president “complained that the conversation had been terrible.”

    The occasion forced Donald to explain why he felt that way, to which he added, “Nothing but climate change,” he said while rolling his eyes.

    Stephanie Grisham writes in her book that Melania Trump laughed at the former president over his reaction.

    “Oh, yes, he was very bored,” she said of her husband.

    Donald Trump, Prince Charles

    PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: President of the United States, Donald Trump stands next to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel (R) as they attend the D-Day Commemorations on June 5, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. The political heads of 16 countries involved in World War II joined Her Majesty, The Queen on the UK south coast for a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Overnight it was announced that all 16 had signed a historic proclamation of peace to ensure the horrors of the Second World War are never repeated. The text has been agreed by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Meanwhile, Melania was said to have ‘had a lovely time’ at the event, which was held at Clarence House, the official residence of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

    Prince Charles isn’t the only member of The Firm to push for something to be done to tackle climate change. Prince William recently warned there was ‘no time to waste’ in a new video clip.

    And later when discussing the meeting with Piers Morgan, Donald Trump said he did listen to the Prince of Wales’ concerns over climate change. He said, ‘He’s really into climate change, and I think that’s great. I totally listened to him.”

    “What he really wants and what he really feels warmly about is the future,” Trump added. “He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate, as opposed to a disaster, and I agree.”

    Let’s hope there are no more bombshells to come out of a memoir.

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