Watch the magic moment the Queen's lady-in-waiting beats Trump with her own powerful handshake
In an interview with The Sun, that was published on Friday, Donald Trump asserted: "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London." The 45th President of the United States was, of course, referring to the 20-foot Baby Trump blimp. The balloon, which was suspended in Parliament Square on Friday, came to fruition after a crowdfunding campaign raised £20,000.
The ballon's creators have since admitted that they were inspired by the comedian Jon Stewart, who in 2016 branded Trump a "man-baby". "Depicting Trump as a baby is a great way of targeting his fragile ego, and mocking him is our main motivation," explained Matthew Bonner - one of the organisers. "He doesn’t seem to be affected by the moral outrage that comes from his behaviour and his policies. You can’t reason with him but you can ridicule him."
However, it's apparent that Trump's humiliation didn't just end there. The billionaire property mogul, who is known for his powerful handshakes when greeting world leaders, (just ask Emmanuel Macron, Shinzo Abe and Justin Trudeau) was firmly put in his place after he went to shake the hand of one of the Queen's Ladies in Waiting.
Countess of Airlie, Virginia Ogilvy, reached out her hand to greet President Trump and held onto it for two firm and lengthy shakes, as he arrived at Windsor Castle to meet Her Royal Highness.
In video footage that has since been making the rounds on social media, Ogilvy is seen pulling Mr. Trump in closer, causing him to lean forward. He then appeared to try and pull away while the Lady in Waiting spoke to him.
Ogilvy was born in New Jersey and gained her title by marrying the Earl of Airlie - a merchant banker, who later served as the Lord Chamberlain.
President Trump and the First Lady, Melania, met the Queen on the second day of their four-day visit to the United Kingdom.
The visit took place at Windsor Castle - the favourite of the monarch's residences - and it lasted 57 minutes - 17 minutes longer than the expected departure time, which indicates that the trio got on very well indeed. Ahead of the visit, Trump appeared excited to meet the world's longest-serving monarch, who he has previously described as "incredible".
In the aforementioned interview with The Sun, he called her a "tremendous woman".
"If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake," he continued. "You don't see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman. My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her."
Trump's visit to the UK has certainly been rife with controversy. Putting the Baby Trump blimp aside, around 70,000 people descended on central London this past weekend to protest his visit. The "Stop Trump" march then preceded another large rally which took place in Trafalgar Square.