President Obama was delivering his toast to Queen Elizabeth last night. Seems easy… but not quite! As Obama began wrapping up his remarks, he put down his notecards and picked up his glass. ”Ladies and gentlemen, please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, as the guests stood up. “To her majesty the Queen.”
At this point, the band queued up “God Save the Queen.” But Obama wasn’t quite finished yet.
So he kept talking – over the British national anthem – and the president competed with orchestra for a few more seconds.
Obama raised his glass, but nobody else in view of the camera followed. And the queen, who had been looking straight ahead, glanced over to offer a pained smile.
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