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Has Donald Trump Been Lying About His Meeting With The Queen?

Has Donald Trump Been Lying About His Meeting With The Queen?

How best to summarise Donald Trump? 'A divisive character'. He's 'no stranger to controversy'. You get the gist - and now he's back again, doing his thing, getting people all in a tizz.

The US President has claimed that the Queen, in honour of his visit to the UK, inspected her Honour Guard for the first time in 70 years.

A grand and remarkable gesture. Especially since the Queen has only been our sovereign for 65 years. Wait, what...?

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In an official statement, Trump said: "We met with the Queen, who is absolutely a terrific person, where she reviewed her Honour Guard for the first time in 70 years, they tell me."

Who tells you, Donny? I think you've been a victim of fake news, here.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He continued: "We walked in front of the Honour Guard and that was very inspiring to see and be with her. And I think the relationship, I can truly say is good one. But she was very, very inspiring indeed.

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The fact of the matter is, the Queen inspects her Honour Guard all the time. It's practically a tradition for when important heads of state visit London.

She did the same thing with former president Barack Obama when he visited the UK in 2001.

Since she took to the throne in 1952, she's actually met with ten US presidents.

Her Maj has a right old game of mates with Barack Obama back in 2011. Credit: PA
Her Maj has a right old game of mates with Barack Obama back in 2011. Credit: PA

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This being the sort of thing the public likes to storm to Twitter in outrage over, the public have since stormed to Twitter in outrage at his fib.

One user wrote: "Trump claims that the Queen reviews her Honour Guard for the first 70 years. That's absolute nonsense."

"Exactly how old does he think he is?" another person asked.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
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During his first official visit to London last week, Trump also caused a minor shitstorm after completely disregarding royal protocol and storming ahead of the Queen, completely unaware of his faux pas. Probably an honest mistake, but you'd think he'd have done a bit of research.

In the end, the poor Queen had to have bit of a word and spent the rest of the inspection telling Trump where he could and couldn't stand.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said: "He might as well have been wandering up and down a golf course. It proves he doesn't bother to rehearse, because he thinks he doesn't need to."

So, things to remember if you meet the Queen: 1) Don't turn your back on Her Maj. 2) Don't make up stuff about what happened, as people will probably spot it.

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It's not much of a checklist, but worth keeping in your back pocket as it's apparently easy to forget.

Words by Megan Walsh

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Queen Elizabeth II, Donald Trump, London