Prince Charles has been accused of flipping off Donald Trump

Prince Charles has been accused of flipping off Donald Trump

Prince Charles has been accused of breaking Royal Protocol to flip off Donald Trump during Tuesday's Buckingham Palace reception for NATO and world leaders.

The incident was spotted by eagle-eyed viewers in a clip that features the Queen talking to Donald Trump while the future King stands in the background. Allegedly, Prince Charles attempted to disguise the gesture as a suspiciously long face scratch.

To see the alleged flip off for yourself, check out the video below:

Needless to say, people on social media had a lot to say about the footage, with the majority convinced that Prince Charles' apparent hand gesture was no accident.

"If this was done with intent, give him the damn crown!" one person wrote.

Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Another remarked: "He had four other fingers on that hand to choose from and he chose that one. That was not a mistake. Nice."

While we're never going to know exactly what is going on in the clip above, it's no secret that Prince Charles and the President don't see eye to eye on a number of pertinent issues.

Charles wasn't the only one of the Queen's children Trump has problems with. This is the moment Princess Anne is "told off" by her mom for not greeting the president:

President Trump said the following about Prince Charles' views on climate change on Good Morning Britain: "He is really into climate change and I think that's great.

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

"I did say, 'Well, the United States right now has among the cleanest climates there are based on all statistics.' And it's even getting better because I agree with that we want the best water, the cleanest water. It's crystal clean, has to be crystal clean clear."

However, it turns out that differing views may not be the only thing dividing the men. Insider reported that Donald Trump and Melania broke Royal Protocol by shaking hands instead of curtsying and bowing.

Prince Charles and Donald Trump with their wives. Credit: PA Images

Official guidelines on the Royal Family's website state: "There are no obligatory codes of behavior when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms."

"For men, this is a neck bow (from the head only) whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way."