Meghan Markle‘s awkward encounter with royal aides over flowers has gone viral on social media.
The Duchess of Sussex and her husband, Prince Harry, joined Prince William and Kate Middleton on Saturday in greeting and collecting flowers from mourners who lined the roads outside Windsor Castle to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at the age of 96.
In a video taken by a mourner outside the royal residence, Markle is seen declining an offer from a royal aide who approached her and asked if he could take the bouquet of flowers she was carrying.
Markle appeared to tell the aide that she intended to dispose of the flowers herself before returning to the crowd of mourners with the flowers still in her arms, Page Six reported.
“The first aide tried unsuccessfully to take the flowers from her,” the caption of the video read.
A second video posted by the same user showed another aide approaching to take the flowers that Prince Harry had received from a member of the public before reaching for Markle’s bouquet as well.
Markle appeared to resist at first but eventually handed the flowers to the aide after the royal staffer and Prince Harry appeared to explain the situation.
“The big guns had to step in when Meghan refused to let go of the flowers the first aide tried to take from her as she herself wanted to walk them over to the other tributes,” the user wrote alongside the second clip.