Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks around US President Donald Trump as they inspect the guard at Windsor Castle pic.twitter.com/2DWfIlTeMT
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 13, 2018
Did he just step right in front of the Queen of England?
Here is a rather snarky summation of the visit from Slate:
President Donald Trump concluded his rather testy state trip to the UK on Friday with a jaunt to Windsor Castle to meet Queen Elizabeth II. A visit with Great Britain’s longest-serving monarch is a real honor, and there are specific protocols one must follow when in the company of the queen. As America’s highest-ranking former steak salesman, Trump was surely briefed on the proper etiquette. But did he follow it?
Trump arrived at the Windsor grounds via helicopter and was reportedly late. According to the BBC’s list of “do’s and don’ts for meeting the Queen,” punctuality is important and guests should always “arrive before a royal.”
Next, the queen escorted Trump to inspect the Guard of Honour. At this point, Trump somehow got lost in between two rows of royal guards, and Her Majesty had to remind the American head of state about the mechanics of bipedal motion. With a little help, he soon figured it out.
The jetlagged Trump then cut off the queen, much like a New York City tourist might stop abruptly in the middle of the sidewalk to consult the novelty map he’d picked up at M&M’S World in Times Square.
The BBC explains that you must never “turn your back on Her Majesty” as “it is considered rude.”
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) July 13, 2018
I am sure that back at home Trump’s deplorable supporters are relishing the fact that he is such an ungainly and clueless baboon.
“Look he refused to walk where she was pointing. America cannot be forced to jump through your hoops of etiquette Britain. MAGA!”
In some twisted way, they are likely convincing themselves that this is how you snub the Illuminati and shame the deep state.
Personally, I am just fucking glad I voted for the qualified candidate.