Don’t keep the Queen waiting. Ahead of her meeting with the Trumps 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.
- NAFTA Posterchild (@RobsinBuda) July 13, 2018
Is Donald late? I saw her check her watch!
- SRMichael (@SusanMi25592463) July 13, 2018
President Boobus kept the Queen waiting so long, she checked her watch at one point.
- What Fresh Hell Is this? (@TrishaVH13) July 13, 2018
She checked her watch several times. 92 years old, waiting in nearly 80 degree heat? At least Trump got to make his ‘grand’ entrance. He’s such an ass!
- 🖖🌞Amy🌞🖖 (@bluevelvetspock) July 13, 2018
Trump making the Queen wait. She just checked her watch!
- NoMorePacksofChrisp (@ChrisPen2530) July 13, 2018
- Cyndy 💜 (@Lavender4CC) July 13, 2018
trumpet isn’t late (again) to meet the Queen is he???? 👑🇬🇧☕️ #TrumpUKVisit she has checked her watch TWICE 🕰⌛️⏰
- Kay Ellen (@sunhouse) July 13, 2018
The Queen even checked her watch twice 😂😂 nah Trump is something else
- Tefaree (@JTefaree) 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 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. (It looks she wasn’t upset with the timing of their arrival after all.) The Cold Stream military band performed the U.S. national anthem for the trio.
- Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) July 13, 2018
After the Queen took Trump to inspect the guards on the quadrangle, she led the president and first lady 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 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.
On top of that, a massive “Trump baby” balloon was flown over Parliament Square, a decision that was approved by London’s mayor Sadiq Khan.
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