People have spotted the huge difference between Trump and Obama's meetings with the Queen

People have spotted the huge difference between Trump and Obama's meetings with the Queen

It would be fair to say that President Donald Trump's visit to the UK was marred by the reception that greeted him. Even before he had arrived, the idea of Trump's presence in the UK was met with hostility and anger by plenty of people - who didn't want a man who has often been labelled as sexist, misogynistic and transphobic being welcomed into their country with open arms.

Anti-Trump Protest In London Credit: Getty

However, despite the opposition, Trump arrived. The president touched down in the UK on Friday the 13th of July and decided to swerve London due to the mass protests on the streets of the city.

More than 100,000 people turned out to protest against the president's visit, with there being a large blimp depicting Trump as a baby in a diaper flying overhead as people marched through the city centre. While he did his best to ignore the protests, Trump did touch on the blimp during an interview with the Sun, saying: "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London."

Anti-Trump Protest In London Credit: Getty

For all the political meeting and conferences he had to attend, there was one particular event that he was looking forward to: meeting the Queen. Trump arrived at Windsor Castle by helicopter on Friday and it was clear that his visit would be much different from that of the former President, Barack Obama.

Firstly, there was the disrespect. Trump refused to bow to the Queen and also walked in front of her (a huge no-no), leaving her undecided on which side to walk alongside him.

Then, there was the amount of time that he was in her company for. Trump stayed with the Queen for roughly 45 minutes. While that may sound like a fair amount of time to enjoy a cup of tea and a cake, when you compare it to Obama, it shows the difference between the two occasions.

Both Obama and Ronald Reagan were invited to stay the night at Buckingham Palace, while Trump's visit was much more fleeting. His stay was also boycotted by other members of the Royal family, with Prince Charles and Prince William both declining to meet the president.

Instead, the Prince of Wales, 69, attended a board meeting at Highgrove and an event with Gloucestershire Police while the Duke of Cambridge, 36, played in a charity polo match. “This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub,” an insider told the Sunday Times. “They simply refused to attend. It’s a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own.”

Despite the snub and the quick turnaround, Mr Trump described his meeting with the Queen as "really something special." In an interview with Piers Morgan, he said: "She is an incredible woman, she is so sharp, she is so beautiful.  When I say beautiful - inside and out. I can tell you I liked her. I liked her a lot.”

The US president also said he liked the whole royal family, adding: "I think the whole family have good energy."

So, despite Trump saying the meeting was special, it seems like the Queen - and other Royal's - are not big fans of the latest President of the United States.