Donald Trump Sparks Debates about Royal Protocol after Putting a Hand on the Queen's Back

Attending a formal banquet in Buckingham Palace, Donald Trump puts his hand on the back of Queen Elizabeth and has since caused an uproar as to whether it is right or not. 

Trump, who holds the 93-year-old Queen in high esteem spoke of her in great terms when he said:

“From the second world war until today, her majesty has stood as a constant symbol of these priceless traditions."

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The Queen also holds the president of the USA in mutual esteem as she made it known in a speech at the banquet. It wasn't long after he expressed his admiration for the queen that he put his hand on her back as the monarch stood with her glass of English wine and he used his left hand to tap her shoulder.

It is established that there is no mandatory code of behavior when meeting a member of the royal family, but the traditional rules are; a neck bow for the men and short curtesy by the women or the normal handshake.

It appeared the Queen didn't feel bothered about the unconventional manner in which Trump addressed her as she remained graceful and hospitable.

Maybe Mitchelle Obama made precedence of the informal manner of greeting the Queen when she wrapped her arms around her in 2009 at the Buckingham Palace during a reception.

The blue blood responded by reciprocating the act. Obama, in her book, made mention of the fact that though her gesture towards the Queen may not have been formal, it was out of love and respect. She said:

“If I hadn't done the proper thing at Buckingham Palace, I had at least done the human thing."

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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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Trump, who is on a four-day trip to Europe to celebrate the anniversary of the D-day, arrived with his wife Melania in England and will visit Ireland and France respectively.

The D-day is an age long celebration, 75-years-old, which is used to mark the largest seaborne invasion in history during the WW2 codenamed, Operation Neptune.

The US leader who has been known to engage people in strong and long handshakes has been careful when it comes to the monarch. He's always sure to lean from a distance and gently take her hands in his.

Body language expert, Ms. Judi evaluated a picture of Trump shaking the monarch during a visit which looked like a fist bump.

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#Repost @theroyalfamily ・・・ Today marks the start of the #USStateVisit. President Trump and Mrs. Melania Trump were met by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on the lawn before being welcomed by The Queen on the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace. Upon arrival a Royal Salute was fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Green Park (41 guns) and at the Tower of London by The Honourable Artillery Company (62 guns). The Guard of Honour, found by Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards, gave a Royal Salute before the US National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was played by the Band of the Regiment. The President @realdonaldtrump accompanied by The Prince of Wales, inspected the Guard of Honour watched by The Queen, the First Lady and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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She believes that Donald Trump couldn't have a good grasp of the Queen's hand because of her petite size and so could only get hold of her fingers which were a huge contrast to his and made it look like a fist bump. 

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