Meghan Markle
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on September 05, 2022 in Manchester, England. The annual One Young World Summit brings together more than two thousand of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally. Meghan is a counsellor for the organisation, alongside Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and Jamie Oliver, among others. IBTimes/Chris Jackson/Getty Images


  • One royal well-wisher refused to shake Meghan Markle's hand during a walkabout outside Windsor Castle Saturday
  • Some Twitter users praised the well-wisher, saying they would do the same
  • Other royal fans found the woman's actions "rude" and "disrespectful"

A woman who was seen snubbing Meghan Markle in a moment captured by television cameras has received support from other royal fans on social media.

Markle joined Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton on a walkabout Saturday at Windsor Castle, where they greeted and gathered flowers from local residents paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the monarch died Thursday at the age of 96. But while many of the mourners shook hands with Markle, some ignored the Duchess of Sussex.

In a viral video, one woman dressed in a blue shirt was seen dropping her head to avoid Markle's gaze when the duchess approached. After Markle moved on, the woman turned to the person next to her and seemingly smirked.

Some social media users appeared to approve of the snub, with one person tweeting that the woman "deserves a knighthood for not being a hypocrite."

"The Lady in Blue is my spirit animal!" read another tweet.

"Well done to this lady. Meghan and Harry have trashed this country and his family. Nobody wanted her or him after the hurt they caused," another commented.

"That lady is a hero! She did what we all hoped people would do and what we wanted to do. Love her!" a fourth person tweeted.

"Give that woman a medal. She's expressing the sentiments of the great majority of the British public," said another.

Others criticized the woman's actions, saying she was "rude" and "disrespectful."

"A royal well-wisher snubbing a member of the royal family. I'm sure the Queen would have expected better behavior from someone who was supposedly there to pay their respects to her," one person wrote.

Another added, "The woman is just showing ... how rude she is. Glad Meghan didn't let it bother her."

"RIDICULOUS woman EMBARRASSED herself," a third user commented, while another person said, "People refusing to shake her hand are so pathetic."

"It is funny, the same people who complain about people disrespecting the Queen, are loving the disrespect shown here," tweeted another.

Royal author and commentator Phil Dampier seemingly expected such reactions. In a previous interview, the "Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words" scribe said he believes Markle would not receive a warm reception from the public during her return to the U.K.

"If she met most members of the public in the U.K., she wouldn't get good reception, but on stage with an audience that tends to be on her side - or is inclined to support her - she could get away saying very little and being applauded for it," Dampier told Mail Online.

Despite the snub, one well-wisher, a 14-year-old girl, made sure to make Markle feel "welcome" in the U.K. by giving the duchess a hug Saturday.

The teen later told reporters that it was "the right thing to do" amid "everything that's happened" between the former actress and the royal family.

Meghan Markle
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Friday, June 3, 2022 on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The events over a long holiday weekend in the U.K. are meant to celebrate the monarch's 70 years of service. Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images