Saturday, 24 April 2021

Joe's three rules

US President Joe Biden to travel to UK in June as part of first overseas trip

The trip aims to "highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances" and revitalise the trans-Atlantic relationship.

The UK visit should go well if Biden sticks to three basic rules of royal etiquette.

  1. Don’t sniff the Queen’s hair
  2. Don’t refer to Kate as Meghan
  3. Don’t ask where Prince Philip is
On the UK side it would be advisable to avoid such words as dementia and steer clear of any reference to sailing boats where the word rigging could crop up. Apart from that the UK visit should trump anything the EU has to offer.


DiscoveredJoys said...

Will he still be President by then?

A K Haart said...

DJ - he may not be capable of getting through it without a few glitches at least. Maybe he'll send the appalling Harris instead. If he does manage it, the thing will have to be very tightly managed, even more so than usual with these things.

Graeme said...

What gift will he present to the Queen, though? I am imagining a You Tube video of his finest TV appearances

A K Haart said...

Graeme - I wonder if they intend to risk a meeting with the Queen. She comes across as so much younger than he is.

Graeme said...

Good point. He might be given the Prince Charles treatment - 2 people with similar levels of mental confusion