Prince Charles denies snubbing US Vice President Mike Pence by avoiding handshake

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A video shows the Prince of Wales shaking hands, then, as he comes to the American Vice President, whose hand is outstretched, Charles walks right past him.

Prince Charles appears to snub Pence as he shakes the hands of a row of global leaders and VIPs at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, sparing the American a brief glance and moving on to greet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instead.

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Charles, 71, then approaches Pence, briefly looks at him, but moves on without shaking the United States vice-president's hand and greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "VP and Prince Charles spoke prior to entering the event floor and after his remarks as well", she proclaimed after the Washington Examiner posted a clip of the incident on Twitter.

Pence's office said the two men had just met for several minutes before entering the hall, and that they shook hands following Pence's speech at the ceremony.

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Meanwhile, Mr Pence's press secretary Katie Waldman verified the explanation by sharing a photo and video of the pair meeting ahead of the memorial event.

The Prince did not appear to make an effort to approach Pence and his wife, Karen.

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The gathering, at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, focused on the unity among World War II allies as they battled Germany, with speeches by Putin, Prince Charles, and French President Emmanuel Macron."It's not a problem of the Jews", Macron said in French. "He's unstoppable, like somebody else I know".

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