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Brigitte Macron broke protocol at a meeting with Queen Camilla: an awkward moment caught on video

Brigitte Macron broke the rule of royal protocol during a meeting with Camilla

French First Lady Brigitte Macron broke royal protocol with Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom during a commemoration of the Normandy landings during World War II. After laying flowers at the memorial, the Frenchwoman took the monarch's hand.

However, the British woman did not reciprocate, People writes. The awkward moment was caught on video. The video shows Brigitte grabbing Camilla's hand for a moment, but then simply stepping aside with her hands folded in front of her. After honoring the memory of the heroes, the women returned to their husbands, King Charles and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Brigitte Macron broke protocol at a meeting with Queen Camilla: an awkward moment caught on video

The proper etiquette when communicating with members of the British Royal Family has long been a topic of discussion. The royal family's website, which has not yet been fully updated following the death of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022, states: "There are no mandatory rules of conduct when meeting the Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people want to follow traditional norms."

Brigitte Macron broke protocol at a meeting with Queen Camilla: an awkward moment caught on video
Brigitte Macron broke protocol at a meeting with Queen Camilla: an awkward moment caught on video

Protocol defines this as a slight bow of the head for men and a slight curtsy for women, "although a handshake is also acceptable." Proving that there are no hard and fast rules on how to greet, King Charles, 75, greeted President Macron with a hug and kissed his wife's hand.

Brigitte Macron broke protocol at a meeting with Queen Camilla: an awkward moment caught on video

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