Donald Trump has just met Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom at Windsor Castle, as his visit to the UK comes to a close. The Queen greeted Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence, where it did not go entirely smoothly.
Trump made the Queen wait for at least 15 minutes due to him being late, with reports saying that the Queen even checked her watch at one point (seen below). After greeting each other, the Queen tried to lead Trump down two rows of British Coldstream Guards, when he rudely ignored her hand gestures for him to move over to make room for her.
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Instead of following her hand gestures, Trump even more rudely walked in front of the Queen and forced her to walk behind him, which is obviously worst case scenario diplomatic etiquette. You can see it all in the footage below;
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks around US President Donald Trump as they inspect the guard at Windsor Castle pic.twitter.com/2DWfIlTeMT
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Ahead of the meeting ,Trump called the Queen a “tremendous woman” and said that “My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her.” All that is out the window though, as reactions to Trump’s screw up are quite hilarious, “Out of the way of the Queen you bumbling tool!”
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