Joe Biden again very confused: big moment of discomfort with Charles III in front of the soldiers, the embarrassed king remains serious Dailymotion
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Their meeting did not really please the British! Present in London just before the start of the NATO summit, which is taking place this week in Lithuania, Joe Biden took advantage of a few hours with King Charles III, whom he had not seen since Elizabeth’s funeral. II. The opportunity for the sovereign to receive him with great pomp in Windsor, and in particular to give him a review of the soldiers.
However, more accustomed to politics than royalty, Joe Biden has forgotten one thing: protocol! Seeming delighted to see the king, he indeed grabbed him by the arm and touched his back, a completely forbidden gesture, which some had already tried with Elizabeth II and which had caused a scandal. Luckily for him, while UK netizens were shocked, reporters noted that the King “didn’t raise an eyebrow” at the moment the 80-year-old president had touched him, even if he finally removed his arm gently. For several reasons: seeming not to want to make his guest uncomfortable, he also does not grant it quite the same importance as his mother, Elizabeth, did.
Rather sociable, the septuagenarian only became king a few months ago and was always used to being touched when he was Prince of Wales. Moreover, a close friend of Buckingham Palace assured that the king “wasn’t bothered at all‘ by this moment. Nor, for that matter, by any other moment mocked on the internet: as the two men were reviewing the troops, Joe Biden suddenly advanced faster than Charles and completely eclipsed the king…
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But it is precisely at this moment that the strangest moment of this ceremony took place. While Charles III invited his counterpart to return, after meeting the soldiers, the king found himself faced with a somewhat confused president who did not really respond to his gesture. Uncomfortable, the father of princes Harry and William had to reiterate his invitation several times before the president ended up following him.
A new moment of confusion for Joe Biden, who had already had some problems of this kind in recent months, even falling several times in public. This had prompted some of his opponents to explain that he was perhaps no longer capable of leading the country. But no question for Jill Biden’s husband to drop: at 80, he even explained that he would like to represent himself…
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