Guest's awkward encounter at Queen's funeral goes viral: 'She's fuming'

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An awkward welcome at the Queen's funeral, where a woman's handshake was rejected at the entrance to Westminster Abbey, has gone viral online.

Guests were greeted at the doors of Westminster Abbey, joining the friends and family of Queen Elizabeth II, world leaders and respected guests.

As people walked in, a man was greeting them at the door, shaking everyone's hand — until he got to one woman.

A woman was snubbed as she entered Westminster Abbey for the Queen's funeral. Source: Twitter/@IainLiddle
A woman was snubbed as she entered Westminster Abbey for the Queen's funeral. Source: Twitter/@IainLiddle

As the woman walked in, the man by her side leaned over her and shook the hand of the man at the door. The woman then turns to the door and extends her hand to greet him.

Her greeting was snubbed, with the man at the door lowering his hand as he looked behind the woman to the next guest.

She walks off with her hand still extended and the man at the door essentially taps it away.

As the woman walks off, she seems to say something to the man next to her. People on social media couldn't help but notice that she looked to be "fuming" following the awkward interaction.

The video has since been shared on both TikTok and Twitter and people are dying to know who the woman is and why she was snubbed at the door.

"Who is this person? An ongoing beef or what? I’d really like to know," someone said on Twitter.

"I’d love to know what she muttered after," another person said.

World leaders go unrecognised, mistaken for "minor" royals

During the sombre affair, there were several awkward moments as an estimated 4.1 billion people worldwide watched the televised event.

Viewers watching Channel Nine's coverage may have noticed presenters Peter Overton and Tracy Grimshaw misidentifying the UK's new prime minister.

As Liz Truss arrived, the pair suspected she could be a "minor" royal and initially said she was "hard to identify".

The Queen's last public photos were taken just two days before her death when she met with Truss.

It seems the BBC did not recognise Anthony Albanese and Nine presenters could not initially identify the UK's new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Source: Twitter/Getty
It seems the BBC did not recognise Anthony Albanese and Nine presenters could not initially identify the UK's new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Source: Twitter/Getty

It wasn't just Australia's media who got stuck during the event. The BBC failed to recognise Australia's prime minister.

"BBC focuses on Albo entering the church — it’s clear the commentators have no idea who he is," Australian author Jane Caro Tweeted.

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