Don’t keep the Queen waiting. Ahead of her meeting with President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle today, Her Majesty was seen checking her watch before her guests’ arrival, royal reporter Patricia Treble pointed out on Twitter.
Oh dear, she just looked at her watch. The Queen does NOT like tardiness. pic.twitter.com/b0GXBV9oWt- Patricia Treble (@PatriciaTreble) July 13, 2018
Other Twitter users noticed the gesture, too.
Is Donald late? I saw her check her watch!- SRMichael (@SusanMi25592463) July 13, 2018
Trump making the Queen wait. She just checked her watch!- NoMorePacksofChrisp (@ChrisPen2530) July 13, 2018
Did the queen just check her watch?- lizzibetts (@lizzibetts) July 13, 2018
It’s unclear whether the President and First Lady were specifically late to their rendezvous with the sovereign. The couple arrived around noon Eastern Standard Time in the courtyard of Windsor Castle, where the Queen received them at a tent before a group of Cold Stream Guards, one of Britain’s oldest Army units, CBS News reports.
The monarch smiled as she shook hands with America’s first couple. The Cold Stream military band performed the U.S. national anthem for the trio.
After the Queen took Trump to inspect the guards on the quadrangle, she led them indoors for tea. Unlike their meeting outdoors, there was no live footage of their private meeting. We’ll have to wait to find out what happened within Windsor’s walls.
The Queen and the President inspect the Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards. pic.twitter.com/bqQPZPqM0W- The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2018
This marks Trump’s first official visit to the U.K. as president, but he didn’t receive quite a warm welcome from the public upon arrival. Thousands of demonstrators protested his visit in London’s Trafalgar Square - reportedly 100,000 people, according to CBS -and more crowds gathered outside of Windsor Castle ahead of his meeting with the Queen today.
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