The Queen has met and labored with 12 US presidents throughout her 69-year reign, stretching again to Harry Truman within the 50s.
And this week she’ll add the nation’s forty sixth chief, Joe Biden, and his spouse Dr Jill Biden to that record because the couple go to the UK for the G7 Summit.
All eyes will likely be on the Monarch as she meets the Democrat, largely from folks hoping issues go extra easily than when she met his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Forward of his 2019 go to, the controversial businessman made numerous feedback about his respect and admiration for the Queen and was extraordinarily excited to fulfill her.
Nonetheless it is truthful to say he did not precisely seem a pure when he met his “hero” throughout a go to to Windsor Fort as a part of a four-day working journey to the UK.
We have appeared again on the day that left many cringing and others livid…
Row over who was late
When the massive day lastly arrived, the royals pulled out all of the stops to welcome the US President and First Girl.
Tens of millions watched stay TV protection because the Queen, carrying a hat and coat, stood in the summertime warmth for quarter-hour – twice showing to verify her watch – ready for Trump’s motorcade to reach.
This triggered outrage as folks believed Trump was working late and stored the then 92-year-old ready within the warmth.
Nonetheless, his arrival 5.01pm was bang on time in keeping with the official schedule, so it appears claims he was late have been unfair.
He hit out on the criticism, labelling it “pretend, pretend, disgusting information” and insisted he was quarter-hour early and was pressured to attend in his helicopter.
Nonetheless this at all times wasn’t fairly appropriate, as he landed at 4.50pm – proper on time.
He later mentioned: “I landed, I am on the bottom and I am ready with the King’s and the Queen’s guards, fantastic folks. I am ready.
“I used to be about quarter-hour early and I am ready with my spouse and that is superb.
“Hey, it is the Queen, proper? We will wait. However I am just a little early.”
Blocking her path
When issues lastly obtained going the Queen took the President to examine the Coldstream Guards, strolling aspect by aspect between the traces of soliders.
Nicely, they have been strolling side-by-side till Trump appeared to undergo some directional points.
He ended up utterly blocking out the Queen and hiding her from view utterly.
The Queen, dressed all in blue, had pointed to the place the American businessman ought to stroll as they inspected the troops – however as a substitute he walked straight in entrance of her.
She clearly dealt with it like a professional and stepped round him and again onto the trail – however folks have been livid.
Labour MP David Lammy tweeted: “What a disrespectful, discourteous, egocentric and appalling solution to deal with a 92-year-old lady. Not to mention the Queen of England, who has served this nation faithfully for 66 years.”
No curtsy and a really, very fast bow
When Donald and Meania have been launched to the Queen, many Brits have been outraged that the couple did not seem to bow or curtsy.
“Am I the one one who thinks it was extraordinarily disrespectful President and Melania Trump didn’t bow or curtsy to the Queen???”, Lauren Plummer wrote on Twitter.
Joanna Marie added: “Completely fuming Trump and Melania didn’t bow/curtsy to the queen. Protocol could say they don’t need to however the Obamas did.”
Nonetheless, eagle-eyed viewers have noticed Trump did in truth give a delicate bow of his head when he stepped out his Vary Rover and locked eyes with the Queen.
Many individuals missed it as a result of the automobile door was blocking the TV cameras exhibiting the nod in full impact.
The Queen then greeted the couple with a smile and a handshake.
Equally, former POTUS Barack Obama gave an analogous nod of the top gesture when he met the monarch in 2009.
And the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter has beforehand instructed of how bowing or curtsying when within the presence of a member of the Royal household shouldn’t be obligatory and there may be not “onerous and quick rule.”
“Not except one chooses to,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, a royal supply instructed the Telegraph in 2014: “There isn’t any protocol handbook at Buckingham Palace however folks do are likely to bow or curtsy to the Queen and that’s simply good manners.
“Nevertheless it’s true that no-one is obliged to do it.
“As for ready for the Queen to talk first, there isn’t any onerous and quick rule, the Queen simply needs folks to really feel snug.”
Awkward photograph error
The Queen posed for a photograph with the Trumps in certainly one of Windsor Fort’s grand corridors, however eagle-eyed watchers seen a barely odd element.
Simply in entrance of the President’s foot is a canine bowl on a plastic mat, which we’re assuming most likely ought to have been moved earlier than the historic snap was taken.
The inclusion reveals that it is the Queen’s dwelling in addition to getting used for royal capabilities.
The bowl is believed for use by Her Majesty’s two ‘dorgis’ (dachshund-corgi crosses), Vulcan and Sweet.
The trio smiled as they stood up straight with their fingers by their sides, with Melania carrying a cream Dior swimsuit.
In a photograph in the identical spot taken the next day, exhibiting the Queen assembly King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, the canine bowl appeared to have disappeared.
And Trump’s evaluation of the journey?
Trump boasted about how nicely the journey went later throughout a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, describing the Queen as “implausible” and saying they obtained on very nicely.
He additionally hit again at studies he had overstayed his welcome, and mentioned he has “nice respect” for Britain.
He added: “I then go up and meet the Queen and he or she is implausible. We then go up and we’ve tea.
“And I did not know this – it was purported to final quarter-hour but it surely lasted like an hour. As a result of we obtained alongside. And she or he favored our first girl and our first girl favored her.
“However we obtained alongside fantastically nicely. However the time glided by – you already know, typically you get alongside and the time goes by.
“So right here was the story by the pretend information: The president was quarter-hour late for the Queen. Fallacious.
“This is the remainder of the story: The president overstayed. So I used to be late and I overstayed. However actually, people, it was such an exquisite, stunning go to and afternoon.
“However they will make something dangerous as a result of they’re the pretend, pretend, disgusting information.”
He additionally mentioned of his go to: “Individuals name it ‘Britain’, they name it ‘Nice Britain’. They used to name it ‘England’, completely different components. However the UK – nice respect.”