Looks like Charles’s handshake was a bone-crusher, Rihanna! Singer grasps Prince’s hand while sporting a discreet splint earlier than being noticed carrying a extra protecting brace three days later
Meeting Royalty is normally a memorable event – however Rihanna’s encounter with Prince Charles could immediate painful recollections for the pop idol.
The 33-year-old was introduced to the inheritor to the throne throughout final week’s historic ceremony marking Barbados’s transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic.
The Umbrella singer – who was born in Saint Michael and was named a National Hero of Barbados in the course of the celebrations – was fast to know Charles’s hand when it was her flip to satisfy him, regardless of clearly sporting a discreet splint on her proper fingers.
In a signal that Charles’s grip could have caught her abruptly, she was noticed in New York three days after the ceremony with a extra substantial brace defending her injured fingers.
The Prince of Wales has garnered a fame for a agency handshake after many years of ceremonial duties. In 2012, shortly after assembly the Prince, New Zealander Ann Loader, mentioned: ‘I believed he may break my fingers.’
MEET AND GREET: Pop star Rihanna and Prince Charles shake fingers (pictured) throughout final week’s ceremony to declare Barbados a republic
DISCREET: The 33-year-old was seen carrying a finger splint on her proper hand
INJURED: The singer in a protecting hand brace three days later