Awkward moment Meghan Markle is IGNORED by members of the public after trying to shake a woman’s hand

Meghan Markle was faced with an awkward moment when she was completely snubbed by a member of the public after trying to shake the woman’s hand.

A video clip shared on social media captures the uncomfortable interaction between the Duchess of Sussex, 41, and the unnamed woman – who refused to put out her hand when Meghan went to shake it, and then turned her head away from the former Suits star altogether .

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The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Windsor Castle after Meghan and Prince Harry, 37, joined the Prince and Princess of Wales for a walkabout, during which the foursome greeted members of the public who had turned out to pay their respects to the late Queen.

Meghan received a generally warm reaction from the crowd as she made her way down the line of adoring fans, shaking hands and chatting with the hoards of people lined up to get a glimpse of the royals.

However, one person standing at the front of the crowd seemed to be particularly unhappy with her attendance, and when the former Suits star approached her, she looked away, avoiding eye contact, and did not extend her hand.

Meghan handled the moment like a pro and appeared unfazed as she moved past the lady and continued on with the public appearance.

Afterwards, the woman could be seen chatting with a friend, as the two giggled over the icy moment.

Meghan Markle was faced with an awkward moment when she was completely ignored by a member of the public after trying to shake the woman’s hand

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, could be seen greeting fans outside of Windsor Castle on Saturday with her husband, Prince Harry, 37 - when one person appeared to totally snub Meghan

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, could be seen greeting fans outside of Windsor Castle on Saturday with her husband, Prince Harry, 37 – when one person appeared to totally snub Meghan

The mother-of-two received a generally warm reaction from the crowd as she made her way down the line of adoring fans, shaking hands and chatting with the hoards of people

The mother-of-two received a generally warm reaction from the crowd as she made her way down the line of adoring fans, shaking hands and chatting with the hoards of people

But one person seemed to be unhappy with Meghan's attendance, and when the former Suits star approached her, she looked away, avoiding eye contact, and did not extend her hand

But one person seemed to be unhappy with Meghan's attendance, and when the former Suits star approached her, she looked away, avoiding eye contact, and did not extend her hand

But one person seemed to be unhappy with Meghan’s attendance, and when the former Suits star approached her, she looked away, avoiding eye contact, and did not extend her hand

Prince Harry and his wife-of-four-years sparked controversy back in 2020, after they announced that they were stepping away from their royal duties and leaving the monarchy behind to relocate to the states – a move that left many people in the UK unhappy and appears to still be a source of tension in the country, as seen by the woman’s reaction on Saturday.

The couple, who are now raising their two kids, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, in a $14 million mansion in Los Angeles, California, later released a series of bombshell interviews – during which Meghan claimed Kate Middleton once made her cry over a bridesmaid dress and that there were ‘concerns and conversations’ about how dark Archie’s skin would be before he was born.

Now, Prince Harry and Meghan have returned to the UK amid his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The Queen, who reigned more than 70 years on the British throne, passed away ‘peacefully’ in her sleep at age 96 last Thursday, and her entire family – including Prince Harry and Meghan – have come off as a united front in the wake of their loss.

The scathing reaction from the woman in the video quickly went viral on the internet, and it left viewers divided; while some social media users slammed the ‘racist’ lady for her treatment towards the Duchess, others felt it was an indication of a great amount of resentment towards the couple across the UK.

Meghan handled the moment like a pro and appeared unfazed as she moved past the lady and continued on with the public appearance

Meghan handled the moment like a pro and appeared unfazed as she moved past the lady and continued on with the public appearance

Afterwards, the woman could be seen chatting with a friend, as the two giggled over the icy moment

Afterwards, the woman could be seen chatting with a friend, as the two giggled over the icy moment

Afterwards, the woman could be seen chatting with a friend, as the two giggled over the icy moment

Prince Harry and his wife-of-four-years sparked controversy back in 2020, after they announced that they were leaving the monarchy behind to relocate to the states

Prince Harry and his wife-of-four-years sparked controversy back in 2020, after they announced that they were leaving the monarchy behind to relocate to the states

‘So this is Meghan Markle trying to shake hands with the British public. She gets ignored, laughed at, and humiliated,’ one Twitter user wrote, while sharing the video online. Her post garnered more than 5,000 likes and 1,000 retweets.

The move left many people in the UK unhappy and appears to still be a source of tension in the country, as seen by the woman's reaction on Saturday

The move left many people in the UK unhappy and appears to still be a source of tension in the country, as seen by the woman’s reaction on Saturday

‘This country has a rotten racism problem,’ she added. ‘Absolutely abhorrent behaviour.’

‘Ugh this is horrible,’ replied someone else. ‘She’s done nothing wrong, [for f**ks sake].’

‘It’s incredibly petty and mean-spirited,’ agreed another person. ‘To not want to acknowledge someone who’s there to thank you for coming out to pay your respects.’

However, a different user quipped, ‘Why does it always have to be construed as racism? Absolutely nothing to do with race. People just don’t like her.’

Even if you don’t like someone, why publicly humiliate them (they don’t know her personally either)? It’s bullying. Lack of common decency,’ someone else fired back.

The appearance was plagued with more controversy when some online users noticed an apparent disagreement between Meghan and royal aides, after she collected flowers from some onlookers and didn’t know what to do with the bouquets.

The appearance was plagued with more controversy when some online users noticed an apparent disagreement between Meghan and royal aides

The appearance was plagued with more controversy when some online users noticed an apparent disagreement between Meghan and royal aides

When Meghan was approached by an aide who wanted to take the growing number of floral tributes from her, footage showed her telling him that she wanted to continue to hold them

When Meghan was approached by an aide who wanted to take the growing number of floral tributes from her, footage showed her telling him that she wanted to continue to hold them

Moments later, however, a second member of staff approached her and appeared to tell her that they had to take them from her, and this time, the Duchess handed over the blooms

Moments later, however, a second member of staff approached her and appeared to tell her that they had to take them from her, and this time, the Duchess handed over the blooms

Moments later, however, a second member of staff approached her and appeared to tell her that they had to take them from her, and this time, the Duchess handed over the blooms

The walkabout was the first time Prince Harry and Meghan were seen publicly alongside Prince William and Kate since March 2020, and marked an apparent thawing between the foursome

The walkabout was the first time Prince Harry and Meghan were seen publicly alongside Prince William and Kate since March 2020, and marked an apparent thawing between the foursome

When Meghan was approached by an aide who wanted to take the growing number of floral tributes from her, footage showed her telling him that she wanted to continue to hold on to them and would place them at the gates herself afterwards.

Moments later, however, a second member of staff approached her and appeared to tell her that they had to take them from her, and this time, the Duchess handed over the blooms.

The walkabout was the first time that Prince Harry and Meghan were seen publicly alongside Prince William and Kate since March 2020, and has marked an apparent thawing between the brothers and their wives.

A Kensington Palace source said that William invited Harry and Meghan to join him and Kate at the event just hours before, and while the Sussexes’ friend and preferred journalist Omid Scobie said the invitation was made at the ’11th hour,’ he added that it could serve as an olive branch between the families.

He declared: ‘It is, without a doubt, a significant moment in the history of the relationship between the two brothers.’

It has also been reported that William and Harry could walk side by side behind the Queen’s coffin at her funeral next week in a potential royal truce.

If so, it would mark a significant improvement in their relationship – at the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip, in April last year, the pair were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips.

An insider told the Sun: ‘We are certainly not in the same place as Philip’s funeral when William and Harry didn’t walk side by side.

‘Things haven’t changed but it is not as intense and they can co-exist.’

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