Earlier than leaving England, President Trump and first girl Melania Trump will sit down with Queen Elizabeth for his or her first official go to with the monarch. She has met with practically each one of many final 12 presidents. Mr. Trump has mentioned he’s wanting ahead to assembly the queen, who he described as an “unbelievable lady,” at Windsor Fort. Hordes of demonstrators converged in London on Friday morning, intent on mocking Mr. Trump on his solely full day of enterprise with British leaders on what has been dubbed a “working go to” to the UK.
In what has been a bumpy experience to this point with the president slamming British Prime Minister in an interview with considered one of England’s bestselling newspapers, this go to could come as welcome reduction. The president has already expressed how they’re wanting ahead to it and mentioned the primary girl is an amazing fan.
In 66 years on the throne, the queen has seen practically a dozen U.S. presidents come and go, experiences CBS Information’ Charlie D’Agata. She’s met all of them excluding Lyndon Johnson. And whereas she and the present president could have completely different personalities, royal biographer Robert Hardman would not see an issue.
“They really have rather a lot in frequent. They each bought Scottish moms, they each personal pretty massive elements of Scotland – in her case Balmoral in his case two golf programs – and he or she’s used to coping with probably the most appalling despots, monsters, crooks, dictators,” Hardman mentioned. “I feel they’ll get on nice.”
One of many extra memorable visits was that of John and Jacqueline Kennedy, simply months after his inauguration in 1961. Some relationships have been hotter than others. Ronald Reagan grew to become the primary U.S. president to in a single day at Windsor Fort, even horse using with the queen.
“The Reagans, it was a very, actually heat friendship. I imply as soon as when the queen was in California with the royal yacht, it was the Reagans’ wedding ceremony anniversary and he or she invited them round for a particular wedding ceremony anniversary dinner they usually all ended up across the piano singing,” Hardman mentioned.
Sing-a-longs apart, Mr. Trump and first girl Melania could be anticipated to observe protocol. As they are not British topics, a bow and a curtsey is not technically required, however appreciated. It is also well mannered to not flip your again to the queen. And even touching – can get a bit sensitive.
“Folks all the time say you should not contact the queen and, effectively you should not actually go round touching the queen. There’s the well-known story of Michelle Obama allegedly placing a hand across the queen what individuals neglect is the queen truly put her hand round Michelle Obama,” Hardman mentioned.
By way of protocol it’s attainable, even doubtless, that the queen will talk about work affairs. She is the pinnacle of state in any case, however historically her views don’t lengthen past these fort partitions.
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