US President Biden recently violated royal etiquette with the Queen of Spain at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Madrid.
According to the video, Biden can be seen breaking royal rules when he greeted Queen Letizia of Spain first, not King Felipe VI, and then he also hugged the Queen’s waist when taking a photo together.
Earlier, La Razon newspaper reported, US First Lady Jill Biden also confused the Queen of Spain because she was late and forgot to take off her sunglasses at the beginning of the meeting.
Biden is tearing up templates.
At the NATO summit in Madrid, the American leader, contrary to protocol, first greeted the queen, not the king. And then he put his arm around her waist. pic.twitter.com/XRyxSeFrnh
— Jos Quinten (@TaranQ) June 29, 2022
This is not the first time Joe Biden has violated Royal protocols. In 2021, President Biden violated Royal protocol by attending a reception party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in Cornwall (United Kingdom), on the sidelines of the Group of Seven Summit (G7) (is an inter-governmental political forum).
According to British media, royal etiquette stipulates that all guests must arrive at the event venue before the Royal family and no guests must leave the event before members of the British Royal Family.
However, President Biden and first lady Jill arrived at the party about five minutes later than Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It seems that the White House boss has broken the rules in events of the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms.
Even so, Queen Elizabeth II was not offended and still happily welcomed President Biden and First Lady Jill.
The NATO summit taking place from June 28 to 30 in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain has not only 30 leaders of NATO member countries, but also representatives of non-member countries such as South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Finland and Sweden.
This year’s conference is considered an important milestone, marking the “transformation” of NATO’s structure. NATO affairs will no longer be limited to the Atlantic Ocean.