Melania Trump describes ‘honour’ of meeting the Queen for afternoon tea

Prince Philip drives the Queen and the Obamas to Windsor Castle on April 22 2016

Prince Philip drives the Queen and the Obamas to Windsor Castle on April 22 2016

The US President Donald Trump met Queen Elizabeth on Friday afternoon at Windsor Castle.

The visit marks Trump's first official trip to the UK since the former property mogul was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States in January 2017.

He said he doesn't know if the queen liked him, but that he liked her. The Queen even gestured him, directing him ahead but Trump went ahead of her, stood for a few seconds right in middle, so she had to sidestep and come around him, as they continued walking ahead. This was the first time in seven-decade that the majesty experienced something like this. The guest has to arrive before her, but Trump did otherwise. A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem was played. Minutes into the meeting with the Queen, the US President had shown his ways and broke the protocol not once but twice!

While Friday's protest and an array of sarcastic signs caused quite a stir, Trump's walk with the queen during an inspection of guardsmen quickly became a hot topic.

The encounter is expected to last for less than an hour, and is said to be a meeting that Donald Trump has long desired.


And during a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders past year, Trump was seen on video pushing aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and moving to the front of the group in Brussels.

He told The Sun newspaper before his arrival that he was looking forward to the visit, complimenting the queen and marveling at the lack of controversy associated with her over the years.

Ronald Reagan, a particular favorite of the queen, met her on four occasions. You do not see, like, anything embarrassing.

In the imposing grounds of Blenheim Palace, Mr Trump and wife Melania were welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip on Thursday.

'To have that meeting I think was really great. I think she represents her country so well", he said, adding: "If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake.

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