8 controversial moments during the reign of Elizabeth II

During her 70 years in power, Elizabeth II had some controversial moments with politicians: here they are.

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1) Tensions reportedly arose between the Queen and Jacqueline Kennedy when the latter and her husband, John F. Kennedy, were visiting Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth II was jealous of the attention Mr. Kennedy received.

2) US President Jimmy Carter broke royal protocol by kissing the Queen Mother, Elizabeth II’s mother, on the lips during his visit.

3) Michelle Obama caused quite a stir when she put her arm around the Queen during her first visit to Buckingham Palace. It was only later that Mrs. Obama realized that her gesture was a “slip”, because the sovereign should not be touched.

4) When Donald Trump was at Windsor Castle, he broke royal traditions several times. For example, choose to shake hands rather than point when greeting the Queen. Also, he had already walked in front of Elizabeth II and was going to cut her as well.

5) Then, in 2018, during the first day of former US President and former First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to the UK, the Queen wore a brooch given to her by Obama. A hidden sign showing his opinion of Trump?

6) Elizabeth II wore a Burmese sapphire tiara during a dinner in Trump’s honor at Buckingham Palace in 2019. However, this tiara is a “symbol of protection from disease and evil.” Some say she intentionally wore this tiara.

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7) During the state dinner itself, Trump allegedly touched the Queen’s back while she was standing, in violation of royal protocol. This indicates that no one should touch Elizabeth II, unless she first extends her hand.

8) When Joe Biden first met the Queen, he broke royal protocol by keeping his sunglasses on.

-With information from the insider

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