Internet thinks Kate Middleton was 'rude' to Queen Letizia -- here's the truth

Order Of The Garter Service At Windsor Castle

Another day, another royal moment that's been dramatised by Twitter.

Just a few days after a video of Prince Harry believed to be "scolding" Meghan Markle at the annual Trooping the Colour went viral, another video is blowing up on Twitter -- and this time it involves Kate Middleton.

Now-viral footage shows the Duchess of Cambridge at Monday's Order of the Garter ceremony as she's exiting the car alongside Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. In the video, Kate is seen promptly stepping out of the car and walking directly past Queen Letizia of Spain.

The moment has been deemed "frosty" and "rude" given the lack of proper protocol expected for someone of Letizia's royal ranking.

"Wasn't she supposed to curtsey or something? She didn't even look at her. That's rude in any gathering," wrote one Twitter observer. Called out another, "Kate ignored queen Letizia. Who does she think she is?"

Other users were quick to jump to Kate's defense and call out the misrepresentation of the video. In fact, Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen of Spain had already met by this point, even sharing a carriage ride earlier at the event.

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WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Letizia of Spain and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Order of the Garter Service on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Order of the Garter Service on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Letizia of Spain and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Letizia of Spain and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain leave the Order of the Garter Service on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Letizia of Spain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Ntherlands' Queen Maxima and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the procession to St George's Chapel to for the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: King Felipe of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. at St George's Chapel on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander (L) and Queen Maxima (C) stand with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they leave from St George's Chapel after attending the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, King Felipe of Spain, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, Queen Letizia of Spain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. at St George's Chapel on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima talk with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they leave from St George's Chapel after attending the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Order of the Garter Service on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) talks with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they leave the Order of the Garter Service on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Queen Letizia of Spain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (2L) ride with Spain's King Felipe VI (2R) and Queen Letizia (L) as they leave following the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. Appointment to the order is solely in the gift of the Monarch and is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 members or Companions. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
Netherlands' Queen Maxima (L) talks with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they leave from St George's Chapel after attending the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Spain's Queen Letizia (L) talks with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they leave from St George's Chapel after attending the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, Queen Letizia of Spain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L), Netherlands' Queen Maxima (C) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch Members of the Order of the Garter process to the ceremony at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on June 17, 2019. - The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Queen Letizia of Spain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Queen Letizia of Spain, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on June 17, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Spain's Queen Letizia and Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge leave the Order of The Garter Service at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Monday, June 17, 2019. Windsor Castle plays host to the annual Order of the Garter Service, held in St. George's Chapel, which celebrates the traditions and ideals associated with the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest surviving order of chivalry in the world. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge after the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge stand together as they watch the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP)
From left, Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwal, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, watch the annual Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
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Protocol aside, however, body language expert Judi James did notice some obvious tension between the two leading ladies during the ride about.

"Her body language reflected tension during the ride at the Trooping of the Colour and this could be a similar problem for her here," James said about the duchess. James also mentioned Kate's affinity for motion sickness may be the reason she looks "tense".

"There's no obvious signs of close bonding in the carriage but if Kate is struggling with queasiness that's probably not surprising," she continued, according to the Express. "It might also account for the large spatial gap between the women as they both listen to the men talk."

For more on Monday's royal-studded event, watch the video above.

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 13: Queen Letizia of Spain attends several audiences at Zarzuela Palace on April 13, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 13: Queen Letizia of Spain attend audiences at Zarzuela Palace on April 13, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 13: Queen Letizia of Spain attend audiences at Zarzuela Palace on April 13, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 13: Queen Letizia of Spain attend audiences at Zarzuela Palace on April 13, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 25: Queen Letizia of Spain attends the opening of ARCO 2016 at Ifema on February 25, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
SALAMANCA, SPAIN - APRIL 05: King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain (L) attend investiture of honorary doctors by Salamanca's University at Paraninfo of Salamanca's University on April 5, 2016 in Salamanca, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 01: Queen Letizia of Spain (C) attends several audiences at Zarzuela Palace on April 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN - MARCH 27: Queen Letizia of Spain attends the Easter Mass at the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca o on March 27, 2016 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 10: Queen Letizia of Spain attends 'In Memorian' concert at the National Auditorium on March 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Queen Letizia of Spain attends the 50th anniversary of Nino Jesus Children Hospital school on February 22, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 17: Queen Letizia of Spain attends audiences at Zarzuela Palace on February 17, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
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