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14th Jul 2018

Donald Trump broke royal protocol twice when meeting the Queen and people are angry

James Dawson

Introducing Donald Trump, the Leader of the Free World…

Donald Trump defied protocol, not once, but twice when he met the Queen yesterday.

The POTUS was destroyed on Twitter after he was seen walking in front of Her Majesty as she was inspecting a guard of honour of the Coldstream Guards.

The Queen had been further rebuked after he and the first lady, Melania, defied protocol again when they greeted her by refusing to bow or curtsy. Instead shaking hands.

Although bowing and curtsying is not mandatory, it is thought to be good manners and almost everyone who meets the Queen does it. Not Trump, though, apparently.

The monarchy’s official guidance says there are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting the Queen and that it’s all down to personal choice.

“For men this is a neck bow (from the head only) whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way,” it says online.

Here’s what people had to say about the whole thing…

The news that Trump disrespected the Queen comes after he was greeted by large scale protests in London ahead of his visit.

Yesterday, a 20-foot-tall “Trump Baby” blimp was flown above Parliament Square with Trump responding to the inflatable and saying it made him feel “unwelcome” in London.