In a terrible break from royal protocol, Queen Elizabeth stood onstage in the summer heat for 15 minutes Friday before she was joined by President Donald Trump, who was already fresh from a press conference where he publicly knocked Prime Minister Theresa May as she stood beside him.
The 92-year-old Elizabeth II, in coat, hat and gloves, stood under a white awning on the Windsor Castle grounds, waiting for Trump's motorcade. He and first lady Melania Trump eventually stood beside the queen as some uniformed Brits played "The Star Spangled Banner" before joining her inside for tea.
Moments before, Trump hadwrapped up a contentious press conference with Prime Minister May, where he publicly knocked her handling of Brexit, and criticized her for allowing immigrants into Europe who were “changing the culture."
Meanwhile, as the Queen was waiting for Trump to show up, reporters across the pond were waiting in a room in Washington, where Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the Department of Justice was indicting 12 Russian intelligence officers who tried to hack into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.