Last Friday, a friend of King Charles was invited to Buckingham Palace for a reception organized by the British royal family ahead of the opening of COP27. The guest is none other than stylist Stella McCartney, daughter of British song legend Paul McCartney.
When greeting Charles III, the stylist obviously forgot how she was supposed to greet her friend who had become a monarch. “Your Majesty, I don’t know what to do anymore. I think I’m supposed to do this now”launched the daughter of Paul McCartney by improvising a bow.
Stella McCartney had first extended her hand to the King before kissing him on the cheek. A gesture that violates the rather strict royal protocol. This regulation prohibits any physical contact with the British sovereign.
Fortunately, this little moment of discomfort quickly turned into a burst of laughter. We also see Prime Minister Rishi Sunak amused by the clumsiness of the stylist.