Footage has emerged showing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman being ignored by world leaders as they gathered for a photo at G20.
Video shows the royal fiddling with his clothes and standing awkwardly on his own at the back of the stage at the summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as others mingled.
At one point the 33-year-old, who has been accused of ordering the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, looks around for someone to talk to.
The clip then shows him looking at the ground with other leaders apparently ignoring opportunities to speak to him during the traditional G20 ‘family portrait’ photograph.
It comes amid international condemnation over the murder of writer Khashoggi, who was lured to the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul before being butchered by a Saudi hit squad. Saudi Arabia has said the prince had no prior knowledge of the murder.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said the killing was ordered by the highest level of Saudi leadership but probably not King Salman, putting the spotlight instead on the crown prince.
At the G20 over the weekend, Erdogan could be seen walking past the kingdom’s de facto ruler without acknowledging him.
The Saudi government media office, in a statement responding to an earlier Reuters story about Prince Mohammed being sidelined in the photo, said he was standing ‘in the same proximity to the centre of the group’ as in a similar photo at the G20 summit in China two years ago.