Royal fans cringe as Kate is snubbed by Jamaican politician: 'Yikes!'

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Royal fans have been left stunned by a video of Kate Middleton being given the cold shoulder by a Jamaican beauty queen turned politician who wants the country to "become free from the monarchy".

Video of the Duchess of Cambridge being snubbed by Lisa Hanna, a former Miss World who now works with the People's National Party, has gone viral on Twitter.

Kate Middleton was given the cold shoulder by a Jamaican politician who wants the country to 'become free from the monarchy'. Photo: Getty
Kate Middleton was given the cold shoulder by a Jamaican politician who wants the country to 'become free from the monarchy'. Photo: Getty

The People's National Party, which is led by Mark Golding, is in favour of removing the Queen as head of state and has been lobbying Britain for reparations.

While Kate and Lisa were seen chatting during the ceremony, there was one moment where the Duchess turned to speak to the politician only for her to turn away, seemingly giving her the cold shoulder.

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Lisa seemed annoyed with Kate, who quickly stopped smiling and turned away.

The video has since gone viral with some saying they had 'second-hand embarrassment' from watching it.

"Yikes!!! The embarrassment!" one user wrote on Twitter.

"Oh damn I just felt a huge second-hand embarrassment," another said.

Kate and Lisa were seen happily chatting at other points throughout the day. Photo: Getty
Kate and Lisa were seen happily chatting at other points throughout the day. Photo: Getty

However, the women were seen chatting and smiling throughout the ceremony, suggesting Lisa simply may not have heard Kate.

Taking to Instagram, Lisa said she and Kate shared a "pleasant" conversation, "Today I welcomed Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate to Jamaica on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

"We had a very interactive and pleasant conversation throughout the proceedings as we talked about family, our cultures and our people.

Lisa shared an Instagram post saying she and Kate shared a
Lisa shared an Instagram post saying she and Kate shared a "pleasant" conversation. Photo: Getty

"There’s no doubt at this time that we all seek our true independence and want to develop systems and strategies where we become free from the monarchy. But until then we will always remain a courteous and respectful country."

She continued, "I am a firm believer in reparations and as such when I was Minister of Youth and Culture I led the reparations committee which made strides in developing submissions to Britain which examined the economic cost of slavery to our country.

"I welcome them wholeheartedly with our warm hospitality, and look forward to us having productive discussions about our future."

One follower questioned if Lisa was made to write the post after the video, but Lisa never responded.

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