President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met at Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth, after keeping her waiting onstage for more than 15 minutes – their first time meeting her majesty.
When Trump’s motorcade finally arrived, Trump nor his wife bowed which is typical courtesy.
After this, the two walked along in ceremonial fashion inspecting the Queen’s guards, before going back onstage.
Video of the incident appeared on ITV News, showing President Trump walking ahead of the Queen, completely forgetting to wait for her.
— Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) July 13, 2018
After awkwardly walking along and perhaps realizing what was going on, Trump finally decided to stop and look behind him to see where Queen Elizabeth was. This gave her enough time to catch up with him and go back to the right-side of Trump.
— ITV News (@itvnews) July 13, 2018
British media quickly caught on to the display, reporting that Trump broke royal protocol by blocking out the Queen.
“It is considered rude to turn your back on Her Majesty when meeting the Queen,” per Express UK News.
Royal correspondent, Richard Fitzwilliams told the outlet that they thought “it was inappropriate behavior.”
Shortly after this, Trump went inside with the Queen for tea where they spent a total of 57 minutes together.
The Queen, 92, then leads Pres Trump, 72, inside the castle for tea. pic.twitter.com/jh4mdPVi2X
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 13, 2018
Related news: Protests broke out all over London for Trump’s visit. Some 250,000 people filled the streets just to let him know they didn’t want him there.
TRUMP: "I'm very popular in Britain."
The 250,000 people at the anti-Trump protest in London, right now:pic.twitter.com/mpmSGfjxZw
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) July 13, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 13, 2018
Michael Avenatti even made an appearance, joining in on the protests.