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04th Jun 2019

Apparently, Donald Trump broke massive royal protocol last night

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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So as we all know, yesterday evening there was a big event on in London.

The Queen hosted President Donald Trump and his family at a state banquet in Buckingham palace.

It was a lavish affair, with 16 members of the royal family in attendance.

During the dinner, both the President and the Queen made speeches.

Donald spoke about Queen Elizabeth with admiration, calling her a “great, great woman.”


He also spoke about World War 2:

“In that dark hour, the people of this nation showed the world what it means to be British.”


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‘Tonight we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come.’ This evening, a State Banquet was held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace in honour of the State Visit of the President and Mrs Trump. In her speech at the banquet, The Queen spoke of the mutual aims and beliefs of both countries, saying, ‘Mr President, as we look to the future, I am confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us.’ The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York and The Earl and Countess of Wessex also attended the banquet. ? Press Association

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He summed up his speech with a lovely toast to the Queen, saying:

“To the eternal friendship of our people, the vitality of our nations and to the long-cherished and truly remarkable reign of Her Majesty the Queen”.

The speech was actually rather nice, but it seems as though major royal protocol was broken during said speech.

How so?

Well, as Donald Trump delivered his words, he placed his hand on Queen Elizabeth’s back.

Awkward, when you consider there’s always been a bit of a “no touching” rule when it comes to the monarch.

However, Elizabeth II seems unbothered by the gesture, which was all in good taste.

Donald Trump will travel from the UK to Ireland tomorrow for a couple of days.