The President of the United States, Donald Trump, is said to be extremely reluctant to meet Prince Charles because of the pair’s differing views on climate change.
The President, who has previously said that climate change is a myth invented by the Chinese, does not want to take a lecture from The Prince of Wales who is a climate change campaigner, according to The Sunday Times.
Members of Trump’s administrative team instead want The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to meet the President when he visits the UK later this year.
Speaking to The Times, a source has said: “Trump’s people are worried about an awkward moment, with Prince Charles saying ‘Why don’t you believe in climate change?’
“They do not want the President put in an awkward position where he’s being lectured. They want horses down the Mall, tea with William & Kate.
They want all that pomp and for it to go seamlessly, and one of the risk factors is Charles.”
The news comes a day after it was announced that Donald Trump had accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to visit the UK later this year for a State Visit.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirmed at a press conference that President Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, will be travelling to the country later this year.
It is likely that the President will stay at Windsor Castle, partly due to major refurbishment works that will be taking place at Buckingham Palace.
Donald Trump (R-NY) has said that global warming is just part of natural shifts in the ever-changing world’s climate. In November of 2012, Mr Trump said on his official Twitter, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”