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Trumps tea party with Queen at Windsor irks Britons: Heres why

14 July 2018, 02:44 | Regina Holmes

Donald and Melania Trump meet Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle

Donald Trump Has Arrived In Windsor To Meet With The Queen

US President Donald Trump kept his handshake short and stooped to hear what Queen Elizabeth had to say as the 92-year-old monarch welcomed him to Windsor Castle outside London on Friday.

Before the Trumps arrived for tea at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth stood, checking her watch for over ten minutes.

The queen, whose father was on the throne when Donald Trump's Scottish-born mother became a USA citizen in 1942, has hosted 12 U.S. presidents, missing only Lyndon Johnson.

Once the Trumps arrived they were greeted with a smile from the queen, so whether she was upset about the wait-time or not, she hid it.

Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump inspect an honour guard at Windsor Castle, July 13, 2018 in Windsor, England.

However, the meeting with Queen Elizabeth on his first visit to Britain as USA president still seems to rankle.

If Trump's visit is anything like Bush's was, the trio will sit down in the White Drawing Room, where they will enjoy a traditional English spread featuring tea, small sandwiches and cakes.

While Trump typically likes to take the lead, he appeared to follow the queen's direction, adjusting his pace to hers. "She is just an incredible woman". "The feeling inside the palace is that Trump's disrespectful mistakes with the queen were awful and inexcusable".

The president and his wife were greeted by the Guard of Honour, which gave a royal salute while the USA national anthem was played.

Mrs Trump swapped her colourful Victoria Beckham dress from earlier in the day for a cream two-piece belted suit. "I think she represents her country so well", Trump said.

The trade deal's fate, though, really hangs on the fragility and temperamental nature of Trump's mood and, if he looks out his hotel window at the mass protests and demonstrations happening in London, it might well be called off once again. The Queen and the President inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past.

"You could see that suppressed dominance where he felt that he had to still motion to her".

"She is a tremendous woman".

Ronald Reagan's visit to Windsor in 1982 was also not a state visit but, unlike Trump, he was hosted with a glittering banquet for 160 guests in the castle's St George's Hall.

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