Queen Camilla had a very awkward moment with Brigitte Macron on D-Day

The D-Day anniversary events in Normandy were Queen Camilla’s first foreign trip in months, not counting her bird-hunting vacation in Spain in March. The last two times she traveled on state business were last year’s trips to Kenya and France, correct? And that was where we really saw that Camilla does not travel well. We especially saw that in Kenya, when Camilla seemed to be disassociating in real time as she was forced to interact with Black folks. Not to mention the crazy moment when Charles left her in the car like she was a rabid dog who bites strangers.

I bring up Camilla’s lack of grace, dignity and statesmanship because the trip to Normandy was a mixed bag for ol’ Cam. On the plus side, it appears that she was getting sloshed on good French wine with some 100-year-old WWII veterans. Any event where she gets to booze it up is a plus in her book. She also got to wear an utterly ridiculous hat, which is still astounding to me, that she chose this completely insane hat to a somber event. But the worst moment came when Camilla and Madame Brigitte Macron were tasked with placing bouquets of flowers at the British Normandy Memorial. That’s when Madame Macron tried to reach for Camilla’s hand and Camilla acted like the French First Lady had cooties. Then Camilla didn’t even stand there for a respectful amount of time.

The vibe when she motions Madame Macron to walk with her is interesting. Almost as if she muttered, “Get on with it, Brig, show us where you keep the good wine.” The British media is currently trying to make it sound like Madame Macron “broke royal protocol.” You know what else broke royal protocol? The guillotine. Seriously, having seen Brigitte Macron’s warmth with the WWII veterans, I would be willing to bet that she reached out to Camilla as a simple, human gesture. Camilla’s quick exit is also irksome. Also: People Mag points out that King Charles greeted President Macron with a hug, and he kissed Brigitte’s hand in greeting.

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  1. Anna says:

    For soft diplomatic power they are very not diplomatic.

    Normal human reaction vs stuffy self importance.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Right???? This IS the job and NOT enforcing made up royal protocol when they are hosted by other countries! QE2 was the last person in that family who understood what the job is about.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Her Late Maj either didn’t take pains to teach her son and grandson well enough, and also instill the same work ethic she had in their spouses, or she tried her best and they were just obdurate malcontents, determined to make arses of themselves on the world stage.

        Either way, we see the results.

      • Proud Mary says:

        Where’sMyTiara , I do blame Betty, but only in part. Yes, this mess is definitely part of her legacy. However, I must admit that seeing William and Charles in action have given me a modicum of respect for Lizzy. She really understood the assignment, at least when it came to projecting diplomacy. I have the feeling Charles hated his mother so much that he is determine to reject her ways. BTW, don’t you find it at least interesting how you barely hear anything about that woman — other than the one time Charles and Camzilla’s henchman tried to prove Lizzy was a racist who hated her black great grand child being named for her?

    • Michael P Cowtan says:

      Full of her own self importance

      • Jackson says:

        I’m royyyyyyyal, peasant.
        Do not touch me!!!

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        More like full of French wine.

        You can put a concubine in a Fancy Hat but she’s still a graceless, crass, unrefined, boorish old nag at the end of the day.

        I mean… good luck running her at Ascot races, Cluck – the way she’s going through the vino this week she’ll probably only be good for the knacker cart by then.

      • Mario says:

        So hilarious, like “beyossh, you were the trashy side-chick who outplayed and outlasted and got the ring after you destroyed a marriage AND his beloved first wife died.” You are NOT “royal” on any other level but a legal one. I don’t always have use for Madame Macron, but she has generally been a kind, dignified, and empathetic first lady and does these kind of events very, very well. Camilla should be taking notes, not taking flight. Trashy woman.

      • A Magi says:

        And utterly graceless.

      • TheFarmer'sWife says:

        I can just about hear side chick counting: one gin and tonic, two gin and tonic… Honestly, between Chuckles Dictator/Rommel cos-play, the Dr. Seuss hat, and brushing aside a gesture meant, I believe, as a sign of solidarity and respect, good gosh! My grandad served in the first WW in the trenches of Belgium and France. It was awful. He and his fellow Canadian soldiers got mustard gassed one day. He had lung issues for the rest of his life but considered himself lucky because he survived when others didn’t. And the side chick can’t stand there for ten seconds…she’s about as royal as my arse. These “royals” keep showing and telling us who they are; when will the British taxpayers start clueing in and demanding their money back?

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      Protocol has to be dual-sided. The British monarchy don’t get to decide unilaterally that they are better than the rest of the world and actual elected leaders aren’t allowed to touch them. “Royal protocol” anywhere outside of the UK is complete bullshit.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Exactly! Thank you, Pinkosaurus.

      • Christine says:

        Well said, Pinkosaurus!

      • LaurenAPMT says:

        Camilla is a graceless cow and shouldn’t be leading or participating in any public engagements.

      • Myeh says:

        @pinkosaurus the British monarchy are white supremacist colonizers. They in fact did get together and decide they’re above everyone else and superior to the rest so before it was called bringing civilization to xyz now it’s rephrased and dressed up as royal protocol. Either way what wretched people.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        I am laughing so hard because we can see that the mistress queen of tampons is cheapo version and is totally rachet no klass style and frankly unfit for the job. Can’t even have the judgment to stand there for a minute for respect. Brig is so classy. She should have stayed there and made her look even worse

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        I don’t know why the rest of world even engages with the British royals. The royals are such useless, shady, nobodies. Yeah, they have titles that they give themselves, but they are still unaccomplished nobodies.

      • HuffnPuff says:

        Looks like she took the “no one is allowed to touch the king and queen” rule a little too much. Cowmilla once again makes a fool of herself. I’m sure she got roaring drunk afterwards and complained about it. Simmer down, toots. You’re a royal by marriage and you’re a former mistress. Brig was doing you a favor by trying to hold your hand.

      • Mika says:


        I wanted to scream “you are in HER country!!!” at my computer screen.

      • ❤️❤️❤️❤️SCAR says:

        Camilla revealed how cruel she is here. And that she had and did Not show any for Diana.

    • AMB says:

      In the video, Mme Macron looks like she’s trying to wrangle an errant toddler. Or a bewildered, disoriented grownup. Not someone who knows how to behave themselves on formal occasions.

    • ML says:

      That…was awful. Camzilla is not a soft diplomat. She’s just not a diplomat at all.

      That’s a Dutch website. King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima were there (and they also spent time with the Macrons and Bidens). Lots of pix. Better diplomats.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        ML, thanks for the link–great pics.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        There was never anything soft or diplomatic about Cloppy.

        She’s thoroughly unsuited to her position, her role, and she disgraces her nation wherever she goes.

        If Cluck was smarter, he would have left her in her paddock, instead of bringing her over to France in the horse trailer.

    • khaveman says:

      That was pretty cringe. If anything, Camilla should have waited for Brig to move away before doing so herself – since they are in France.

  2. swaz says:

    The Windsors must be in real trouble because the British Media is going all out to PROP THEM UP 🤣🤣🤣 I’ve never seen the Daily Fail try so hard 😁

    • Agnes says:

      Propping up two ugly doddering snobs is tough when there’s no scapegoat around to make them look good — for the the 1 millionth time, thank God H&M escaped.

    • Their whole “broke royal protocol” was such a joke, first of all, the King did it too and second, they were guests of their supposed allies!

      Camilla is so embarrassing. She blunders each time she steps out onto the world stage. She’s made a mockery of her role before but this was shocking.

      And that hat.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        It only gets trotted out when it’s someone the Fail doesn’t like! Remember ALLLLLLL the complaints about the Obamas daring to touch Queen Elizabeth! Michelle showing her arms! SCANDAL!

        (It was “natural human touch”, not glad handling, and Elizabeth 100% did not appear to mind. By all accounts, she liked the Obamas.)

      • Berkeley, right and that was on British soil, and the Queen handled it with grace and she was The Queen, not a married in commoner.

        The King even touched Brigitte to kiss her hands. But Camilla is above her? Lol.

      • StarWonderful says:

        Camilla broke diplomatic protocol by acting like a petulant child.

      • HuffnPuff says:

        I love that she has her hand on that one veteran. I guess it’s only okay when she initiates it. Or maybe she only allows men to touch her or for her to touch men. Then again, Queen Tampon had gloves on! So awkward.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Yes! @withtheamerican, I believe you have hit the nail on the head.

        Camilla’s blunders on the world stage…which the UK press attempts to excuse as “she doesn’t travel well, the poor sausage”, is really a huge source of embarrassment for Charles and the whole country.

        Diana would never have embarrassed her people like this.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        @WithTheAmerican, at DDay 70 there was a lot of chirping when Obama gently assisted Elizabeth afterwards (took her elbow or something similar). So once again a case of “the Fail” and similar thinking their “royal rules” apply outside their realm. Some people do the “helping” as a “power move” but Obama was always genuinely respectful to elders. (Definitely baked into both his Hawaiian/Asian upbringing and “Black folks from the South Side of Chicago”.)

        Obviously if Elizabeth had had a real problem with that she could have signaled her security.

  3. SueBarbri33 says:

    This video gave me a good laugh yesterday. Camilla is just so horrible. She takes the cake. You would think she would lean into being warm and friendly, but nope. Madam Macron and Jill Biden always demonstrate how a proper *consort* is supposed to behave in public on these occasions, but Cams just can’t do it. LOL. What a strange group of people.

    • CommentingBunny says:

      She takes the cake … and then jams it on her head and calls it a hat!

      • Anna says:

        It looks like a meringue!!! And she’s usually great with hats.

      • JanetDR says:

        🤣 It’s really over the top! I kind of appreciate it actually but it doesn’t suit the occasion. And what a bitch to not take an offered hand.

      • Cassie says:

        The hat is gross , just like her .

      • Feeshalori says:

        I like the hat but it’s too whimsical for this occasion. It would have been much better worn at Ascot.
        And the attempted handholding was indeed an awkward moment.

      • Lexistential says:

        @Feeshalori Cosigned. That hat is way too garden party for a D-Day event.

    • Especially because she was not a royal, she is the married in non aristocratic third person in the marriage.

      She really thinks quite highly of herself and the way the Fail justified this like Brigitte had done something wrong was just laughable.

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, Brigitte’s background isn’t pristine, either, but at least she knows how to behave.

      • TN Democrat says:

        After the Queen Mum died, Queen Elizabeth seemed happier, more relaxed and less rigid in public. She would have handled this much better, but she almost always handled public facing duties better than anyone else in that family of out of touch snobs. Was it really necessary to wear on over the top hat and loads of mismatched jewelry to such a sacred and solemn event?

    • Snaggletooth says:

      Remember when she would not STFU about Biden farting? Good grief what an ass this woman is.

      • Barrett says:

        First signs of alcohol induced cognitive decline

      • 1960tlm says:

        And who knows if that actually even happened. Are we just again believing the daily lies that come out of her mouth? As a mature woman who also farts, unless she’s not a real woman and is actually lizard, she should know that passing gas is a normal human bodily function that happens to everyone. To tell the whole world that Joe Biden farted says much more about her being a classless, tampon, side chick, then it says about Joe. Plus Joe’s farts probably smell better than her putrid breath.

    • Barb Mill says:

      I saw a couple different photos on twitter with First lady Biden and Madame Brigitte Macron holding hands and I definately think Macron was shading Cams
      Here’s on of them

  4. Barbara says:

    Charles looks ridiculous in his tin soldier getup. He should be ashamed, wearing all of those useless fake medals in front of true heroes who earned them. As usual, Camzilla looks like she should be sent to the glue factory.

    • Agnes says:

      Hahaha. Yes, she’s horrible horrible. Standing on ceremony she just made up at the memorial to such a brave and devastating push for freedom from tyranny. “You know what else broke royal protocol? The guillotine.” Thanks for that laugh!

    • SussexWatcher says:

      He looks like a buffoon. It’s astonishing to me that he and Willy feel no shame in dressing up in these unearned uniforms. I read that Chuckles is wearing an Army uniform – but he only ever served in the Navy! Why wouldn’t he wear his actual earned uniform at a ceremony like this?! The fact that he and Willy feel no embarrassment about piling on their chocolate participation medals and then standing over the D-Day veterans is mind blowing and grotesque.

      • Smart&Messy says:

        Did Egg really get a participation medal for the coronation…to which he was late???

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @SussexWatcher – Chucky also served in the Royal Air Force.

        “Why wouldn’t he wear his actual earned uniform at a ceremony like this?”

        Great Question!

      • Rlc says:

        Why is Charles carrying a stick in his hand?

    • DJS says:

      KC is head of the military (Commander in Chief / Colonel in Chief ) in at least 4 countries UK Canada Australia n New Zealand. Either directly or through his representative the Governor General. In Canada in an extreme case he could order our military into war n does not need our govt approval. Highly unlikely but he has the power Our military swears allegiance to the King 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️.

      • Henny Penny says:

        The President of the United States holds the same power, but so far everyone who has been in office has clearly understood that commanding the Armed Services is NOT the same thing as actually serving.

        But you know who also wears unearned uniforms and medals and prances around like they are a big, important soldier? Tin pot dictators from back-water banana republics and the guys who run North Korea, that’s who. And, according to several legitimate news agencies around the globe who’ve commented on the propaganda coming the the Palaces, that’s exactly how Charles’ reign is shaping up.

      • Oh come on. says:

        @ DJS We really need to change that!

      • bisynaptic says:

        @Henny Penny, whom do you suppose the tin pot dictators modeled themselves after?

    • Annalise says:

      The glue factory!!! 🤣🤣🤣 I’m DEFINITELY stealing that one!!!

  5. Brassy Rebel says:

    Day drinking is her thing. Touchy-feely not so much. The Camilla we saw yesterday is the real Camilla. She doesn’t even bother to hide her more unpleasant qualities anymore now that she’s got the title.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I totally believe Diana would have held her hand as a sign of respect to the occasion.

      • Anna says:

        When someone reaches out for your hand and it is appropriate occasion you return the gesture, especially when you know the cameras are watching.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        So would have QEII, I’m quite sure. She wouldn’t have behaved in a way that the other person might feel embarrassment or even to create all these stupid headlines that take away from the actual purpose of the event. Camzilla is a nasty, horrible, racist person.

      • Smart&Messy says:

        Sussexwatcher, I don’t know about QE2. She was not the touchy feely type either, but she was skilled at avoiding these situations.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think Brigitte would have reached for QEII’s hand but she would have already been holding her own hands – maybe clasped in front of her, or had her purse on that side, or something. So it wouldn’t have been an issue.

      • Innie says:

        I’m no fan of the royals, but QEII behaved properly when Michelle Obama (completely appropriately) touched her and I’m sure she would have behaved much better than Camilla did in this instance.

      • MsIam says:

        When Michelle Obama put her arm around QEII when they took a photograph, the Queen took it in stride. The trashloids tried to make it a “protocol” thing of course but the Queen acted like a normal human being about it, at least in public. Crocmilla on the other hand acted like the Rottweiler she is.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Why should non-Brits be expected to observe royal protocol in the first place? Sure, they are probably briefed not to touch but it’s a ridiculous rule for anyone to follow, especially people who come from countries that overthrew monarchies centuries ago. You know, like France and the US.

      • Nicole says:

        @Brassy, I’ve always wondered the same thing. Why should non-Brits curtsy to the Queen? You’re not my Queen. I understand politeness and manners, but non-Brits should not have to observe royal protocol such as this.

      • CatMum says:

        Diana held everyone’s hand! including regular peasants, as well as HIV patients, at a time when people were afraid to enter their hospital rooms.

        and yes, THE Queen knew to hold her bag on the side of the person next to her if she didn’t want to create such an opportunity. (she also had a bag code, where if she placed it on the floor it meant one thing, and if she placed it on her chair, it signaled something else. one meant that she was happy to be there longer, and the other meant she was preparing to leave soon. I forget which was which.

        Camzilla is just a terrible person. and she clearly feels free to behave however she likes, these days. she’s not smart enough to have a bag code, and probably too sloshed to remember to do it anyway.

        also, even Brits are not required to curtsey. a head nod is also considered appropriate. when Meghan performed her curtsey at THE Queen’s funeral, it was an act of true respect, and beautifully done. she and Harry are better at all of this than any of them, and they all know it.

      • Ladiabla says:

        Diana absolutely would have held her hand.

    • Barb Mill says:

      That’s a pretty big glass of wine she has. Drinking on the job

  6. Dee(2) says:

    It’s hilarious that this is the stuff that they called themselves so worried about Harry and Meghan doing in Nigeria. But every time that there is obvious visible rudeness or ignorant statements being made in public with dignitaries, it’s coming from Charles, Camilla, and William and it’s perfectly okay. She reminds me of William absolutely wants all the accolades and benefits of the role and absolutely none of the actual work.

    • equality says:

      Yeah. If this were Meghan there would be hundreds of articles about how awkward she was.

    • Snaggletooth says:

      You’d think Camz would be motivated by jealousy to be more tactile. But if she wasn’t prepared to learn from Diana I guess she’s not going to learn from Meghan. I will give this to Kate, she is a much better mimic than Camz. Kate would have been hugging on Macron because she’d have recognized the moment to “outshine” Meghan.

      How crazy is it to think about Camz replacing Diana in moments like this though?

      • bisynaptic says:

        Princess Diana was trending on twitter.

      • 1960tlm says:

        @Snaggletooth, you are right about Kate. She made some big blunders, but on this occasion she would have graciously grabbed the First Lady’s hand and stood there as long as needed, at least for a good photo opp. Not a fan of Kate’s, but she was good with the “look at me photo opportunities” and she’s not an decrepit old mule, ready for the glue factory.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        I’ll kind of flip that a little bit and say that Macron is very charming to the laaaay-dies and Kate would have absolutely responded to that, because she’s not getting it from her husband. But she probably would have been a cold fish to Brigitte as well even though Brigitte is a generation older and not really “competition”. (Similarly, Will probably would have bestirred himself to a hand kiss to kind of get at Kate.)

  7. sevenblue says:

    lol. Maybe France has the handholding protocol? Even QE2, who has been known as cold and distant, showed affection to Michelle Obama on their official visit. On the other hand, she represents the Brexit Britain perfectly.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Does Camilla usually wear gloves? Wonder if she wore gloves cause she knew she’d be meeting lots of people and didn’t want to actually touch them.

  8. Lolo86lf says:

    I can’t believe Camilla wouldn’t hold the first lady’s hand. It was a solemn moment and it wouldn’t have been inappropriate.

    • Agnes says:

      Maybe Cam was too drunk/hungover to realize what was going on? But probably not, she really believes she’s the Queen. NO, Betty was the last and only Queen, Cam and Chuckles are just two gaslighting slags playing dress-up That Dr. Seuss hat was offensively moronic. Meant to look like a crown? Off with her head.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Not to mention, a very good if not iconic headliner photo. She has 0 skills a modern day soft diplomacy role requires. Laughing and braying around the room when you are sloshed is not it.

      • SarahCS says:

        This, it would have been a fantastic front page pic and she doesn’t care.

    • Jenny says:

      Right? This was the First Lady of France, taking one’s hand for a contemplative and prayerful moment of thanks for fallen DDay soldiers. Completely appropriate gesture, and it speaks volumes given how hard she avoided it.

    • Harper says:

      Camz’ body language always reads Can we get this over with? I need a drag on my ciggy. She’s not somber and she can’t even play at it for 60 seconds. Meanwhile, Brigitte Macron was obviously feeling everything at the memorial.

  9. Thena says:

    My first thought was that Diana should have been there instead of Camilla, because she would have been much friendlier.

    Diana actually had a good friendship with Bernadette Chirac, who gifted her with the Dior handbag that became a favorite. And after Diana died in a Paris hospital, Madame Chirac came and sat vigil with Diana’s body so she wasn’t left alone until Charles arrived with the Spencers.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      I didn’t know about the vigil, how kind of her. And yeah, Diana would have nailed it with kindness and an awareness of the diplomatic importance and a good photo op

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      After all these years, I have not heard this story. Blessings on Madame Chirac for this act of compassion.

    • Snaggletooth says:

      Wow this is a very moving story. Goodness that poor woman. She was so loved by those who knew her and the rest of the world. Now look at the state of things. What a world we could have been in if Diana, Meghan and Harry had been valued for the treasures they are.

  10. Jais says:

    Wow. She really dropped Brigitte’s hand like a hot potato. What an ungracious cow. Sorry, ungracious horse. There are pics of the late queen and Diana holding people’s hands so it ain’t protocol. What a bad look. She had gloves on and couldn’t even hold Brigitte’s hand. She lacks grace manners and diplomacy.

  11. What a snobby horse she truly is. There was no protocol broken. She just thinks she is better than everyone one else so how dare you touch her.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      I don’t think that’s her logic. More like she just does what she wants and truly does not give a shit about other people or her role. My impression is that she is too dumb to comprehend the layers and nuances of a high profile diplomacy role.

  12. aquarius64 says:

    It’s moments like this that QEII should not have granted Charles permission to marry Camilla. Camilla Anne Boleyn’d her way into becoming queen consort but she’s unfit for the role and no BM spin can change that. And Charles has cancer but he can kiss Mme. Macron’s hand and hug the president? Stunts like this derail palace spin.

  13. Alex Can says:

    God. Awful. Woman. What the f is wrong with her??

  14. DARK says:

    They are on french soil (a republic at that) and continues to show that they have absolutely no manners.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      And the BM goes on to gaslight people into thinking that they are the rude ones to break the ever changing royal protocol.

    • ncboudicca says:

      As if the French of all people would care what an English Queen (Consort) thinks is protocol or not. This mindset of Little Britain thinking that their Royalty is somehow better than anyone else on the planet is crazy.

    • bettyrose says:

      FR. I’m absolutely gagging on “broke royal protocol.” On behalf of all citizens of nations that had bloody revolutions against a monarchy, there’s no such thing as royal protocol in our countries.

  15. Avonan says:

    The current outrage over PM Rishi Sunak’s slighting early departure from the V-Day ceremonies is blanketing Camilla’s hide and any snub fallout. But I think she looks coldly over it and out of it. But that’s not news.

  16. Ellie71 says:

    Who ever did Camilla’s makeup should be shot . I don’t even know where to begin the overdone eyebrows , the wrong foundation colour .
    If it was Camilla who picked the colours and did her own makeup, she needs help and lessons urgently.

    • North of Boston says:

      Don’t give them any ideas!

      They’ve already disappeared one Duchess of Wales (possibly two) and proclaim a 2020’s version of “will no one rid us of this troublesome priest?” Constantly while glaring towards the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

      They don’t need even joking encouragement to continue recreating England’s bloody royal past in the modern day.

    • Debbie says:

      It’s not the makeup.

    • HuffnPuff says:

      Totally agree. She looks like Lady Elaine from Mister Rogers. That makeup is too severe and highlights her haggard features. I don’t know what could help that hideous face of hers but it sure ain’t dark eyebrows and orange tinted foundation.

  17. Alice B. Tokeless says:

    Lowbrow trash.

  18. Taffetta says:

    “You know what else broke royal protocol? The guillotine. ” LOVE IT. Also, Brigette has resting sad clown face.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      I think it’s Bridgitte’s wig that deserves mockery. It looks like she found it in the attic. For someone who has access to the best of the best, it’s a dusty and musty looking mop.

    • salmonpuff says:

      YES! Was just coming here to say that line is absolutely gold. I laughed out loud and read it to mr. puff, who said, “Isn’t Camilla the embodiment of broken royal protocol?”

  19. Lemons says:

    The left behinds cannot manage the simplest of things. She is in Normandy so she should be following Brigitte’s lead….but as they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” Oh, but she drinks plenty!

  20. Sasha says:

    I’m sorry but imagine how differently that interaction would have gone with Harry or Meghan.

  21. Laura D says:

    Camilla really missed a trick there. A picture of her holding hand with Mme Macron in front of the memorial would have been iconic. It would have sent so many positive messages to the world and most importantly our European allies. She’s not THE queen she’s husband to the monarch so no protocol has been breeched. If she was THE queen she would have been included in a different part of the ceremony. Complete fail on her part. It’s down there with the faux medals, the costume uniform and our PM leaving before all the events of the day had concluded.

    PS: You know want to know who would have accepted Mme Macron’s gesture if she had lived to become Queen Consort? D. I. A. N. A.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      You beat me to it about not recognizing the photo op. It would have been such a great headliner photo for next day’s press. Another soft diplomacy skill she doesn’t have.

    • This is the biggest point. It’s why both she and Kate playing royal by being snobs just doesn’t work. She is not The Queen. And The King touched Macron, therefore The Consort can certainly be touched by Macron’s wife.

      The way the Fail claims this is a misstep on Macron’s part while the rest of the world was cringing over Camilla’s rudeness.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:


    • Interested Gawker says:

      The French never give Camilla her due, they are so unruly and disrespectful. They even conducted strikes and social unrest when all Cam wanted to do was dance on the previous POW’s grave as her first foreign trip after the Coronation. They smoothed it over later with a rescheduled event but the thrill was gone, totally rude…

  22. SIde Eye says:

    What the…where is Kendrick Lamar with the diss track when you need him? Where do I start?

    1) Such a monstrosity of inappropriateness with the giant Easter brunch hat on a solemn occasion;

    2) the disrespect to the First Lady on French soil, who the hell does she think she is? Rude, no manners, no home training; obnoxious side piece who tormented a beloved teenager (actually two beloved teenagers);

    3) I am so sick of her boozehound horsey face and the press acting like it’s so cute to be three sheets to the wind at frigging noon every day; she is so unserious and can’t even stay sober for a somber event or pretend for 3 minutes she has empathy or concern;

    4) She needs to trot or gallop into the sunset already and just retire from these events – she is just awful at them. At least she got out of the car this time. Geez Louise the bar is so low with her it’s below the tunnel the serial killing ground hog dug under the crawl space of hell.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      I mean, I had to have the whole Kendrick Lamar thing explained to me, but I laughed for three minutes straight when I read that.

      Hell yeah that was a diss to the host nation.

      I will say a word in support of the fancy hat. I think white was good for this, and the big hat was fine – big hat/big occasion/we’re wearing “our best” to commemorate.

      I watched most of DDay 70 and most of the European queens were there in spring colors. They stood out like beautiful flowers against the sea of dark suits and that felt lovely – hope respringing after great loss.

      • SIde Eye says:

        That’s actually a nice way to look at this. I didn’t think of it like that and just had flashbacks of Kate in hot pink at the 911 memorial. Maybe I just hate Camilla so everything she does is wrong.

        Kendrick Lamar is the rapper who eviscerated Drake in a recent rap battle. I don’t think Drake will recover from it and Kendrick called him a pedophile in real time. It was glorious. For a good life check out the post on Tom Hanks asking his son Chet what the beef is about – the explanation is absolutely hilarious.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        @Side Eye, yes, the Chet Hanks run-down is short, sweet, and funny. Highly recommended to anyone wondering about this!

        (It happened fast so I was really happy for the executive summary. My hip hop loving friends were losing their tiny minds so it was tough for me to follow. )

  23. Becks1 says:

    Well that was awkward. It wasn’t even like she didn’t expect that and was a little caught off guard, she went out of her way to pull her hand away from her.

    That is one big glass of wine.

    • Lady Esther says:

      Same… even by French standards, that is a BIG glass of wine, particularly in the daytime!

  24. paintybox says:

    How dare a trifling first lady presume to treat Queenzilla as an equal instead of awaiting her cues? Veterans be damned unless they’re not dead yet and are sitting at the booze table.

  25. Oh come on. says:


    When I was a kid, the British-descended side of my family would use “What if you get invited to dine with the Queen?” As a reason kids should learn good table manners.

    That just doesn’t work with this lot. Charles, William, and Camilla all come across as entitled and boorish.

  26. Mrs. Smith says:

    Re: Cam’s glass of red wine at the event. That’s a pretty stiff pour for a daytime party, damn!

    • Smart&Messy says:

      The staff new who it was for, I guess.

    • Tina says:

      Ok your comment made me go back and find the photo. Um that is a giant glass of red wine and I’m someone who loves wine and has a pretty high tolerance for it. I can just see the French service person pouring a completely normal glass of red wine for a European luncheon and then Camilla saying “keep going keep going keep going”.

      • Agnes says:

        Last time I was in Paris the standard pours were a scant 4 oz! They even have pour line marks on the glasses. There’s at least 16 oz in that glass FFS. Who can drink that much in daylight? Someone with a lot of practice, that’s who.

      • chiclit says:

        Also noticed the large glass of wine. But one assumes it was very good wine. Courageous in an all white outfit-would like to see additional pics to see if she actually drank it. Was the lunch after or before the ceremony. Am sure I would be feeling no pain after a glass like that.

    • JudyB says:

      I also went back and looked more closely at the photos. Guess I should look at them more closely. Charles has so many medals on his fake uniform that he looks like he might fall over forwards. And who is he trying to impress??? We all know he did not serve in a war, and most of those medals are for attending events like his mother’s various anniversaries as queen. Wonder if he gave himself a medal for attending his own coronation??

      And I had not noticed the huge glass of wine Camilla was apparently gesturing with, and I also wonder if she drank it. Certainly, giving a woman in a white dress a glass of red wine is a terrific idea since the media would REALLY love it if she had spilled some on herself!!! Plus, Camilla really looks frumpy. Who is tailoring her clothing? Camilla apparently prefers loose-fitting, dresses without much shape, but surely she could still be comfortable in something that looks a lot better. (And we are back to her needing some better foundation garments.)

  27. Tessa says:

    Camilla is a married in and a former married mistress
    She is not queen monarch and tries to act is like she is. Too above others to take their hands.

  28. Athena says:

    This from a woman who went to finishing school.

    Camilla holds a grudge, so this may go back to something that happened at the state visit. Did she have an issue with Brigitte during that visit?

    • Gabby says:

      Are you f-ing kidding me? Camilla went to finishing school? Did she graduate or flunk out? Was it like a Trump University finishing school?
      And what in god’s name was she like before she went?

  29. Tessa says:

    The queen wanted Camilla to be known as queen consort. Charles should not have changed that.

  30. Amy Bee says:

    Camilla is an awful person and I suspect she feels threatened by Brigitte that’s why she behaves the way she does around her. I’m sure Meghan has a lot of stories to tell about her interactions with Camilla.

    • Yeah, that was screaming too, because Brigitte is beautiful and feminine, her skin and body look worlds better than Camilla’s ever have. And we all know what Camilla does to any woman who is prettier than her.

  31. Lisa says:

    it’s like old homely patsy from Ab Fab

  32. Maxine Branch says:

    Not a fan of Macron or his wife but Macron’s wife still looks very feminine and like a female , while Camilla looks like a bloated cow and acts like a moron.

  33. Juliana says:

    Camilla is such an undignified ape of a woman. It will forever astound me that Chuck thought he could clean this side piece up and have her represent the monarch. Couldn’t even be bothered to stand for a moment to pay her respects. #Neanderthal.

    • Lindsay says:

      ‘Undignified Ape of a woman’
      Now this is my kinda insult and I applaud you.
      Just so fitting.
      She even has that ape grunting grimace when she bares her horrendous teeth 😁

  34. Lau says:

    Her behaviour throughout that interaction has a real “don’t touch me, peasant” vibe. It’s very Camilla.

  35. s808 says:

    camilla is such classless trash with the soft diplomacy skills of a potato.

  36. I read that Camilla put her hand on Macron’s shoulder? So, it’s just women who can’t touch her. Sounds familiar.

    Also, Brigitte is under no obligation to respect foreign royalty protocols esp in her own country. It’s incumbent upon Camilla and Charles to be gracious “diplomats” and as diplomat doesn’t try to humiliate their host while the worlds press are taking photos.

    Soft diplomacy hahahahahaha.

    • Tessa says:

      Camilla is lucky she got in and Charles did not have to sacrifice the throne to marry her. Not enough for Camilla who thinks she is above all others.

  37. Berkeleyfarm says:

    OMG, the twitter trolls chirping about “SHE’S JUST A POLITICIAN’S WIFE” are out in force. Way to disrespect the host nation, chumps.

    Of course I took great pleasure in informing one such so called “ROYAL EXPERT” that Camilla and Brigitte Macron were equals in rank as Consorts of Heads of State and that for this event Brigitte outranked Camilla because she was hostess.

    Brigitte has also been First Lady of France longer than Camilla has been Queen, so there is also that. By standard protocol, “Length of Service” is a tie breaker for seating etc. arrangements. I know some Celebitchies giggled about Will and Kate being several rows back at the Jordanian royal wedding, but they were pretty much seated according to protocol. Heads of State/Government, former heads of state/government, consorts traveling alone, then second-in-commands and Crown Prince alley. Will (with Kate) hadn’t been Crown Prince for very long so he was seated at the end of the section.

    • Very interesting details about the protocol and rankings, thanks! I hadn’t realized the length of time was taken into consideration.

      Even without that knowledge, though, it’s basic manners not to insult a host. Camilla should know not to insult her host in their country with the cameras on them. The way the BM is crowing over this when it looks so rude and disrespectful to the veterans is giving irrelevant.

  38. Berkeleyfarm says:

    WIth my complaint about the twitter trolls noted, I will say:

    Camilla is entitled to not want to do this (I can kind of sympathize with her on this), but 1) her people should have absolutely made this clear to the Macrons in advance and 2) she is a guest and needs to be sensitive to her hostess’ clues.

    I am expecting another wave of “Brigitte Macron is a groomer” articles (a lot of truth to that, but obviously it will come out to cover).

    • Eurydice says:

      Not just “a lot of truth,” but 100% truth. It’s one thing to be comparing Camilla and Brigitte’s behavior at this particular event, but to pretend that Brigitte’s background is superior to Camilla’s is just plain hypocritical.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        Whoa that’s a pivot! I’m certainly not suggesting that on the background, and a campaign against Brigitte obviously would be whitewashing Camilla’s own shady past and present (e.g. actively wrecking Charles’ relationship with his sons) .

        Except for this contretemps (which I am putting down to Camilla) the Macrons definitely hosted a very successful event. Macron was quite a genial host. Charles gave a speech in French which is AWESOME. Will behaved himself which is unusual. If Camilla had picked up this clue, it would have been wins all around.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Berkeleyfarm – oh, no, sorry. I wasn’t aiming that at you specifically. It was a general observation on the tenor of the thread here – a comparison of Camilla to Brigitte would have to include both their backgrounds.

        I agree that the event went very well, barring that one thing with Camilla. And I apologize again – I should have posted a new comment.

    • Tessa says:

      Camilla signed up for this and should have known better and she has been married in for 19 years. She could have finessed and diplomatically taken the first lady hand and not pulled away

  39. QuiteContrary says:

    I was most offended by the lack of time — and respect — Camilla gave to that moment. She’s such a shallow, offensive, garbage person.

    And, as others have noted, why should a French first lady have to follow British royal protocol in her own country? The nerve.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      QuiteContrary, that’s what I was offended by, too. I think the French first lady would have stood longer, but the Escort did he nod and turned. This is another example of the attitude toward military service members, veterans and those who died in service. What, she couldn’t take a whole minute? It’s disrespectful.

  40. Lindsay says:

    I can’t tell if it’s her ruthless ambition or her crusty, crass behavior that is her signature.

    This is a woman who schemed in the dark wings for years, and won the prize.
    She was able to keep her prey very close with her Venus Flytrap.
    One recoils at the brain visuals of this.

    • Both she and Kate schemed to get the prize, lord it over others, and then don’t bother to do the actual job.

      if I felt an entire nation hated me as they hated Camilla, I’d want to do the best job I could, especially when representing them in another country. I wouldn’t be getting drunk, embarrassing my host and refusing to even stand for a few beats to show respect and honor the purpose of the visit. The entitlement to not do the basics of the job is mind blowing to me.

      • Lindsay says:

        Yes, the glaring entitlement.

        One can never underestimate the staggering privilege of a colonizing royal.
        Especially of one who is adjacent and not within the actual bloodline.

  41. Cee says:

    You know what else broke royal protocol? The guillotine.
    Kaiser, you win comment of the month.

    But for real, the lack of humanity and warmth in Queen Sidechick astounds me. No wonder she has managed to Trojan-horse the Monarchy.

  42. Interested Gawker says:

    “You know what else broke royal protocol? The guillotine.”


  43. Jaded says:

    I watched videos of Brigitte Macron hugging and holding hands with the veterans and she meant it with all her heart, she was utterly touched, emotional and grateful for their presence and wasn’t too lofty to merely shake hands and move to the next one. The BaRF once again shows that they’re a bunch of cold, heartless shites.

  44. BeanieBean says:

    I thought protocol, like manners, is meant to ensure people are comfortable and feel respected. Camilla doesn’t know how to act. You really can’t take her anywhere.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Funny how a woman who was described in a book by Penny Junor as having spent time on her knees servicing Chuck, which both were married to other people, is suddenly concerned with “protocol.”

  45. Mslove says:

    Well, the mistress was no doubt feeling irritable and her muscles were probably cramping up a bit. Typical alcohol withdrawal symptoms. I think you nailed it Kaiser, the mistress wanted to get her hooves on the good French wine.

  46. L4Frimaire says:

    Camilla is quite happy having a tipple with the old vets or yucking it up and spreading malice with scumbags like Jeremy Clarkson and Piers Morgan. However, she visibly recoils when the first lady of the host country tries to hold her hand in solidarity during a solemn moment. She is not a serious person when it comes to diplomacy and basic respect and definitely not a girl’s girl.

  47. Annalise says:

    That is a biiiiiig glass of wine Camzilla has there. That’s at least 3x the normal serving size of wine. At least.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Are we sure it’s wine and not prune juice? It looks like it could even be a glass of Coke. As for her actions at the memorial, it’s hard to show respect for people when you have no respect for people.

  48. Libra says:

    Camilla seems to have forgotten that the people you meet on the way up are the same people you .meet on the way down. Play nice

  49. Annalise says:

    One thing that’s been bugging me about this event, wasn’t it the AMERICANS who parachuted onto the beaches of Normandy? Yet they had British soldiers reenact it??

    And are those American WWII vets?? Or British WWII vets? Or both? I would certainly hope it’s both, it seems that if any of the Americans who stormed the beaches of Normandy are still alive, they should definitely have been invited. But I just feel like Camilla wouldn’t have been nearly as friendly and pleasant, if those were US WWII vets……

    • Marion says:

      There were different ceremonies on different beaches.
      There were American veterans, Canadian veterans, British ones…
      All of them were invited but attended different ceremonies

  50. bisynaptic says:


  51. Beverley says:

    Queen Side Piece didn’t have any time for this. The heroes mean nothing to her. She had to rush to the booze.

  52. bettyrose says:

    Thank goodness the BRF don’t have women like Diana and Meghan with high emotional intelligence out there representing the nation at foreign events. But this whole thing just highlights again what a massive loss Diana was for the globe. She wouldn’t have been Queen right now, but she would be a global statesperson doing good.

  53. Vixxo says:

    It was rude and uncouth. She’s a mistress and everyday she proves it by her behaviour

    • bettyrose says:

      More to the point, she’s a lazy entitled aristo. Historically, plenty of mistresses have handled public roles well, especially in France.

  54. J McGraw says:

    “The British media is currently trying to make it sound like Madame Macron ‘broke royal protocol.’ You know what else broke royal protocol? The guillotine.”

    ROTFLMAO this is Kaiser’s dunk of the MONTH!!!

    Also, Chuck and Bill’s medals were so cringe and embarrassing, but that tan Khaddafi getup with the gaudy Joann’s gold braid and dictator-red trim Charles wore is the absolute worst. How does he go out in that Party City Saddam Hussein costume in front of ACTUAL VETERANS without dying of shame?!?!

    • Tessa says:

      Camilla is not monarch. She is consort. I thought monarchs were not to be touched for extreme protocol. Prince philip consort to the queen did not behave that way.

      • bettyrose says:

        Them French guillotines got not mercy for consorts, though. Might as well be a monarch when the people come clamoring for heads.

  55. Gabby says:

    Camilla dropped her humanity by the wayside years ago. Being a human being is but a distant memory.

    She and Chuckes made asses out of themselves at this event activing as if British royal protocol extends to a whole other country. Her: The “don’t touch me” and the ridiculous hat. I didn’t see hats on any other women. And Chuckes, playing pretend dress-up in his big brave military costume. All the other heads of state were in suits.

    This is no sweat off Mr. and Mrs. Macron’s noses however. They will be enjoying a state visit with the BIdens, and I daresay C&C never will.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      I follow European royal fashion. The Dutch and Belgian queens were there and wore hats as per their houses’ custom. Queen Maxima often dons large chapeaux as she likes big hats to match her big personality (and the Dutch seem to be pretty traditionalist about the “royals wearing hats” thing). Some of hers are easily as frothy as the stuff Camilla likes wearing. But she chose a medium sized and not-adorned hat that went well with her navy coat dress. It was chic but restrained. Perfect for an occasion where you are in the front row and want to look nice as you rep your country but you know it’s not about you.

      Queen Mathilde’s hat was small and a shade not too far off her hair so I had to squint in the photo I saw to make sure she was wearing one.

      Of course these ladies are only the focus of press in their area. I don’t know if they visited any of the cemeteries etc. or bounced back home afterwards but they are both known for being warm-hearted and would certainly have responded to the cue from Mme Macron.

      (Speaking of, Dr Biden and Mme Macron definitely seem to be very friendly with each other.)

  56. therese says:

    Staggering drunk. That’s the term that came to me when I saw that awkward cow. Madame Macron is emotional and affectionate, it seems. And tre chic. Camilla’s legs seem stiff, and she….she is just so stiff and awkward. WHY IS CHARLES CARRYING A BATON?

  57. NoDifferent says:

    These emperors have no clothes. These people are not chosen by God. They are one of the longest-running scams in history. Spoiled, maladjusted scammers. Wake up royalists, wake up.

  58. Reign says:

    The RF needs to stop pretending they are somehow different from mortals; directly descended from gods. The whole business of etiquette and who can brush up or touch them is ridiculously embarrassing. No one cares about their self taught hierarchy.

  59. AC says:

    This cold B will always be irrelevant on the world stage. She will never be loved like Diana was.

  60. Kimmi says:

    Okay, no one has noticed this yet, but don’t you believe Camilla considered Brigitte as a rival after KC3 kissed her hand?