Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

The Trumps Meet Queen Elizabeth II For The First Time, Amid Protests

Melania Trump looked stunning as she stepped out in a yellow ball gown Melania Trump looked stunning as she stepped out in a yellow ball gown. Source Getty
Adrian Cunningham | 14 July, 2018, 11:59

Queen Elizabeth II, left, smiles as she greets President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Windsor Castle.

At one point, Trump halted abruptly and the British queen had to walk around the USA president while they were inspecting the guard.

Trump appeared to avoid any gaffes in his introduction to the Queen this afternoon.

Though it's unclear why the Queen appeared unamused, Friday was far from the first time she has met a US president. Just a week after his inauguration, Prime Minister Theresa May invited the president for a state visit, the type of event that normally includes glittering horse-drawn carriages and a state dinner hosted by the monarch.

On Friday morning, POTUS held talks and a working lunch with May at her country retreat of Chequers, after excoriating her Brexit strategy, while Melania took time out during the couple's four-day visit to Britain to meet veterans and make paper flowers with schoolchildren.

While it's unknown whether the Trumps were late to their first meeting with the queen, Twitter couldn't help but continue to point out her actions. On social media, some speculated that Trump was being instructed on which side of her he should walk. His meeting with Queen Elizabeth comes after Trump was widely condemned by British lawmakers for comments he made in the same interview about May as well as on the topic of mass immigration in Europe. You don't see, like, anything embarrassing.

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President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, prepare to inspect the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.

"He did literally eclipse her, but I don't think that was deliberate".

According to recent surveys by non-partisan British polling organization YouGov, only 11 percent of Britons said they thought Mr. Trump was a "great" or "good president".

A source close to Trump was quoted as saying: "He won't put up with being lectured by anyone, even a member of the royal family". Considering her estimated net worth is $50 million, dishing out $10,000 for a bag probably just feels like reaching for pocket change to her.

The queen has met with 11 of 12 United States presidents during her reign - the only one she didn't encounter was President Lyndon Johnson.