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Barack Obama Broke Royal Protocol At Queen's Banquet

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Whoops! How embarrassing. Now, everyone is going to remember him ONLY as the President who unknowingly insulted the Queen. Yep, that'll be his legacy. Nothing else…

Last night, Barack Obama was the Queen's specially invited guest at a banquet at Buckingham Palace. Honored by the invitation, President Obama attempted to give a speech thanking her Majesty for her friendship and grace. He asked the congregation to stand as he proposed a toast. And then he said, “To Her Majesty the Queen.”

Thinking that was their cue, the orchestra of the Scots Guard mistakenly started to play God Save The Queen. Everyone fell silent, as is tradition,…except President Obama. Apparently, he was unaware that it is against protocol to talk over the national anthem, especially when you are in front of the Queen.

But he forged on with his speech anyway, unaware of the stares he was getting from across the room and the tiniest, but the most uncomfortable smile coming across her Majesty's face.

It's hard to watch, but you should anyway! Check out the President's faux pas in the video (above)!


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83 comments to “Barack Obama Broke Royal Protocol At Queen's Banquet”

  1. buck says – reply to this


    can we somehow get this guy back to the White House, lock him in a room, make sure there is no communitcation with the outside world and wait it out for 18 months. Then, lets somehow forget this little experiment ever happened.

  2. 2

    the president is an idiot! thank god he isnt my president XD

  3. 3

    at least he didn't end by slapping her on the back or rubbing her shoulders like George Bush would have done!

  4. 4

    Big Whoop. Those royals are interesting sometimes but most of the time they just seem like they are over paid tight asses.

  5. 5

    I also found it curious that Camilla had a bigger tiara than the Queen's

  6. 6

    I think it's hysterical! Fuck that old hag and her protocol, lol

  7. 7

    Who cares wtf the queen of england thinks we are American.

  8. 8

    Whatever. If this is his only fuck up…so be it. Stuffy traditions….I still am so proud of my President!

  9. 9

    I'm British, and I didn't really care that he spoke over the National Anthem. The effect was actually quite nice, with his words spoken solemnly over the music. It's just not a big deal to be honest. The important thing is that Europe and the US are working together to get the World's economy back on track.

  10. 10

    Re: OldMan – or throwing up all over her!!! lol

  11. 11

    I'll think he will survive. Much ado about nothing.

  12. 12

    why should he have stopped his toast? he started talking before those idiots started playing the music so it's their fault plus they have hundreds of rules so excuse us if we don't have time to memorize all the ridiculous rules. it's 2011 get the stick out of your ass queen!!!

  13. 13

    Who cares…I think it sounded pretty nice with the music in the background…it isn't like she is any form of working government anyway…big deal.

  14. 14

    He gets blamed for everything anyway and this is probably the least important thing in the world to our country right now - I wouldn't care if he threw up like one of the Bush's did or even if some shoe throwing - It makes absolutely no impact on our lives here - So why the fuss - Royalty is a joke in this day and age as far as I'm concerned

  15. 15

    He also dated his comment in the Westminster guest book 2008!

  16. 16

    you know whats even MORE embarassing? the fact that a tornado completely LEVELED a town in Missouri and yet our supposedly universally loved president is enjoying a fabulous brunch with the royals!!!! hey, how about giving a FUCK about your country! IS IT NOV 2012 YET?!?!

  17. 17

    Re: missRebekka – and thank God you're not American bitch

  18. 18

    who gives a shit she not my queen.

  19. 19

    He probably knew better, but was too arrogant to stop. This guy needs to go.

  20. 20

    Hey Mario thats not go save the queen listen again shit head.

  21. 21

    Re: OldMan – No, George Bush would NOT have done that asshat!

  22. 22

    Uh really? That is all we're going to remember him for? Didn't he give the SEAL's the okay to kill Osama? Come the heck on now. He isn't the worst president we've ever had. I mean he has TONS of shit to pick up from when Bush left, but everyone wants him to have it done in one day. The shit he is fixing takes years. If McCain would have won, he would be in the same boat, everyone would be saying "oh he hasn't done shit…" Plus he probably would have died from a heart attack from stress, then Palin would have been president. Horrible.

  23. 23

    it was the orchestras fault, not his. and youre just pissed at him because he doesnt suck the homosexuality communities cock.

  24. 24

    …just like u said einstien……the band fucked it up……….

  25. 25

    I'm Canadian and i gotta say Obama is a kick ass president and who gives if he messed up.. i thought it was a little rude of everyone to just ignore him with their noses in the air..

  26. Vlazz says – reply to this


    Royal protocol? They don't actually run anything, they are just glorified celebrities wasting taxpayers money for their own luxury. Their royal traditions died with their honor.

  27. 27

    OMG this is so awkward! It wasn't that bad when he was talking, I can see how he made the mistake. Because he was already talking when they were playing, so it's like background music, but then when he went to cheers her and she just looked at him!

    I am mortified for him. Poor guy.

  28. 28

    Bugger the Queen!

  29. buck says – reply to this


    Re: babiipiinko6x – nobody is saying 'he hasn't done shit'…he's done plenty, all in the wrong direction. complete embarrassment! 18 shorts months away and it couldn't come soon enough.

  30. 30

    Everyone is making this such an ordeal but this isnt his country and nor does he know their customs! The only person really at fault here is his advisors that should have told him what the protocol is! And why didnt anyone try to even stop him when he continued to talk?! Someone should have been kind enough to at least give him a look to get him to stop talking!!

  31. Coqi says – reply to this


    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – I couldn't agree more. Our entire Midwest is in crisis but our "celeb" chief is parading around Europe. Oh wait - he said he'll stop by on Sunday. Super.

  32. 32

    I think calling it an 'insult' is stretching it a bit. These breeches in protocol don't really mean anything anymore.
    Anyway what actually IS an insult is that in a country where people are relying on food parcels that were supposed to be sent to Africa our leaders are spending thousands on a fancy dinner. No one where I live can even afford anything more than basics anymore and it just breaks our hearts to watch the Prime Minister, the Queen and a bunch of celebrities party with our money.

  33. buck says – reply to this


    Re: Vlazz – sounds a lot like our man obama

  34. 34

    Ok he was talking LONG before they started playing the music. Cutting him off was what caused the awkwardness, & I think it still would have been equally awkward if he had stopped mid toast, & then continued on after.

  35. 35

    I bet she was more annoyed that Wallace… I mean Ed Miiband was there. You know the royals just love the Labour Party. HaHa!!

  36. 6one9 says – reply to this


    Typical dumb ass MAN!!!!!!!!!!! lol and NO I'm not a “` hater!! just sayin!

  37. 37

    Re: GayRay – I'll second that! Thanks Gay Ray - well put baby

  38. 38

    lmao i dont care about protocol at all but this was funny ahaha "to the queen, soooooo"

  39. 39

    If he was Bush people would harass him horribly. Talk about racism, this is racism that you don't give Bush the same respect as Obama.

  40. 40

    Re: jajajayme – Actually, to be fair, after he spoke she said something like, 'that's very kind'. I didn't quite hear on TV last night, but she didn't just gawk at him in silence.

  41. 41

    Oh please the Liberal Media would have us thinking Obama was the smartest guy on Earth. This is not the 1st violation of protocol he has broken..the guy is a walking joke way over his hear. I'm starting to think Trump was write about him not be very smart..lets see the grades..

  42. 42

    stupid monkey………he needs to leave next year.

  43. 43

    Re: OldMan – you mean as President Bush HAS NEVER DONE.

    face it….your black president is an idiot……hahahahahaah

  44. 44

    Re: pie107 – your black president is a moron……hahahahaha

  45. 45

    Re: krrrystal – shut up asshole…we don't like Canadians or give a shit what they think!

  46. 46

    Re: babiipiinko6x – OMG you're a moron, can you be anymore vague? "fix what"? Obama spent 23.7 trillion dollars, that's almost 5 times as much as ALL previous presidents combined! and that's just scratching the surface, he's creating problems, not fixing them.

  47. 47

    awwww LOL

  48. 48

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind
    not only that but the Israeli Prime Minister addressing the senate and congress- a rare and important event for the US and israel -and Obama is seen knocking back a guiness in Ireland..his homeland ?!?
    what an insult to all of us
    after he insulted Israel just before that saying they should give up land to Palestine
    and I'm not Jewish but I was ashamed
    very disappointed in Obama in many ways

  49. 49

    Re: babiipiinko6x
    whoever the sitting president happened to be on that day would have given the Seals the go ahead-so nothing speical that Obama did it-he just happened to be the one in the chair at the time
    and all this in a way that Obama promised to exit-and surprise-another broken promise
    sadly the reality of the man doesn't match the dream that he sold us

  50. 50

    I doubt The Queen gives a shit

  51. 51

    Who cares I think its stupid to have rules and protocol..he was just trying to be polite how was he supposed to know there are "rules". Rules seem a little stuck up ..lighten up a little..

  52. 52

    lol it's awkward when he goes "to the queen" and she gives him a really quick look then stares forward.

    smh.. but she's so cute and small!!

  53. 53

    Re: Lady Amalthea – right

    and y r u guys saying he hasnt done anything? yeah he has fucked up a few things here and there but he has done productive things as well. then he did state that he cannot promised everything will get fixed. you guys are just falling for what the media tells you guys anyway and if you think this is something wait until the republicans get in office 2012 oh i cant wait until then.. Then I want too see the positive things you have too say about the things they are allowing that dont help the middle class and low income but keep the rich, rich oh soon you all will suffer very very soon smh

  54. 54

    Just another uneducated american…

  55. 55

    Way to go, Mr. Pres. I wonder if he took her more DVDs.

  56. 56

    He should've know, someone should've told him, when you go to a foreign country you ought to know their their Customs and respect them on the other hand the royal protocol is a bunch of boring and stupid stuff to acknowledge that the royals are better than the commun people

  57. 57

    The Queen would be used to it. Americans ALWAYS stuff up Protocol, it's nothing new!
    She was probably expecting him to stuff up! HAHA

  58. 58

    Re: Team Kim Richards – is that a pic of Kim?!!!!

  59. @v@ says – reply to this


    Who wouldn't know that? Does he chatter over the national anthem? Yikes. Even people at NHL games know not to carry on but pay respect through the American and Canadian anthems.

  60. @v@ says – reply to this


    Even if it's found to be the orchestra's fault, a guest gives precedent to the hostess.

  61. 61

    Considering he's an imposter then it's par for the course. Why is his birth cert. number out of sequence? Why didn't two doctors sign it like the other certs of that time? His grandmother worked in the registrars office, maybe that's why the following happened. Why does he have a SS# from the state of CT. and why does it have the name of Jean Paul Ludwig tied to it ? Why was he listed as a "foreighn" student when he applied to college?

    Why are his papers on lockdown?

  62. 62

    He bowed to an arab king and shook the Queen's hand last time (when he gave his official gift - an iPod). He's made a lot of diplomatic blunders. Either his protocol people need to go, he needs to get better State Dept people, or he needs to do some minor research before he goes abroad and represents the American people. Its embarrassing. It seems community organizing isnt quite the same as executive experience….

  63. 63

    That's going to be his only legacy…really. OMG you really are a f*ctard.
    The royals are an outdated family anyway….they're only good for tourism…I bet if you just had a tour of the castles, England wouldn't be out any money.

  64. 64

    What an idiot. The last time the Obamas met her Majesty, Mrs Obama put her arm around her. YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH THE QUEEN. Now this, no wonder Europeans think Americans are morons. So glad Im British

  65. 65

    what a frickin moron. The guy has no class.

  66. 66

    Holy shit! What a dumb fuck.

  67. Laura says – reply to this


    hahahahahahah, that was funny. awkward indeed. she gave him a look, he understood it, no one toasted! just put the glass down and wait. awkwardness is funny stuff.

  68. 68

    OH please. Fuck protocol, theyre so tight assed. Its BORING.

  69. 69

    Who the eff cares about protocol

  70. 70

    Re: Team Kim Richards – Don't worry, as a Canadian, I agree Obama is an idiot. Inside and out. Only got elected for his skin colour.

  71. 71

    I'm not even going to get into the "Bush would have done something more stupid!" "Obama aint MY president!!" - It was a simple human error, and no matter your political views, presidents ARE still humans.

  72. 72

    What a bunch of uptight Puritans.

  73. 73

    I like how he's like, "Oh… Sh*t!" At the end of it and quickly gets into protocol mode :P But I seriously doubt that anyone actually minded. The Queen is pretty down to earth like that :)

  74. 74

    Re: LizardKinG – Yes it is… SHITHEAD. It's God Save The Queen - The British national anthem.

  75. 75

    The people on this website scare me… It's either "Britain sucks/The Queen sucks bloodsuckers/tax leaches/Team America," or "Americans suck/the president sucks/he's black/he's an idiot/Americans are idiots," etc.

    I mean, why so one sided people?

  76. 76

    The old bitch should get the stick out of her ass. Well, let's just say that all the Brit's should get the sticks out of their asses. When someone, I don't give a crap who it is, raises his/her glass for a toast, everyone should respond to that toast. Who the hell is she that she has to be the first one? Queen or no Queen, she is a rude old bitch.

  77. 77

    Re: krrrystal – Dude you are so right!

  78. 78

    Re: buck – its funny how pple are saying 18 months for electing a new prez! O does the Republicans have a solid person to run? Anyone?

  79. 79

    Get your facts straight: it was the orchestra at fault not Obama.

  80. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: buggadaboo – No she isn't! Not at all. Not only that, but she tries to exemplify leadership, which she does, and that's something that's sorely missing in some quarters these days.

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  82. 82

    LOL! Aww Obama looked so cute and befuddled. Relax it was an honest mistake!

  83. 83

    Tough crowd.