During her recent official trip to Northern Ireland, Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, had an awkward moment after a comment made to her by a woman in the audience as the Duchess waved.
Kate and Prince William resumed their travels after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. On October 6, they headed for Ireland, one of the regions with the most strained relations with the British monarchy.
What happened to Kate Middleton in Northern Ireland?
As William and Kate greeted those present after visiting a charity, the Princess of Wales shook hands with a woman who said, “Nice to meet you, but it would be better if it was in your own country.”
Kate, who is trained to get out of such situations, kept her composure, shook the woman’s hand and continued to smile. Then the woman insisted and commented: “Ireland belongs to the Irish”.
The cameras accompanying the princes captured the particular moment where Irish nationalism came to the fore. It is not the first time that members of the royal family have had to face this kind of comments.
In fact, William and Kate also had to live an anti-monarchist situation during their past tour of the Caribbean countries belonging to the Commonwealth.
Video of Kate Middleton in Northern Ireland
WATCH: It was an isolated moment on a day in Northern Ireland where William and Kate were made to feel welcome.
Nevertheless it is a reminder of the divisions on the island of Ireland that the future Queen Consort is told while in Northern Ireland, she is not in her ‘own country’ https://t.co/YohCmYBLo2 pic.twitter.com/VOocP8BWfg
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) October 6, 2022