In Advance Of His Meeting With The Queen, Remembering When Donald Trump Slut-Shamed Kate Middleton And Creeped Out Princess Di

With Donald Trump set to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, a couple of unfortunate royal-related tweets from his past have resurfaced in which the future president disparaged the wife of Prince William after she was photographed by a paparazzo with a telephoto lens while sunbathing topless back in 2012.

Back then, Trump hadn’t even dipped his toe in the water of politics, and used his Twitter feed to serve up his opinions on various celebrities — Duchess Kate included.

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Although he described Middleton as “great,” he also slut-shamed her by implying that it was her fault her privacy was invaded, insisting she has “only herself to blame.”

After shifting blame to her, he then lifted it off the paparazzo who took the pic.

Those tweets aren’t Trump’s only awkward encounters with royalty.

As The Daily Beast reminds, Trump is reported to have relentlessly pursued Princess Diana — while he was still married to second wife Marla Maples — by sending numerous bouquets of flowers to her home.

“Trump clearly saw Diana as the ultimate trophy wife,” British journalist (and confidant of Princess Diana) Selina Scott wrote in The Sunday Times. “As the roses and orchids piled up at her apartment she became increasingly concerned about what she should do. It had begun to feel as if Trump was stalking her.”

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In the Times, Scott recalls having dinner with Diana, who said of Trump: “What am I going to do? He gives me the creeps.”

After Diana’s tragic death, claims Scott, Trump told his friends that “his biggest regret was that they hadn’t dated,” because he thought he “would have had a ‘shot’ with her.”

Trump, notes The Daily Beast, apparently confirmed this in a passage in his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback: “I only have one regret in the women department — that I never had the opportunity to court Lady Diana Spencer,” he wrote. “I met her on a number of occasions. I couldn’t help but notice how she moved people. She lit up the room with her charm, her presence. She was a genuine princess — a dream lady.”

Check out Marie Claire‘s brief look at the president’s “creepy” history with Princess Di:

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