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In her new memoir “Becoming,” former First Lady Michelle Obama bragged about how she broke the royal rules when visiting Queen Elizabeth ...

Michelle Obama Brags About Breaking Royal Rules, Disrespecting Queen Elizabeth

In her new memoir “Becoming,” former First Lady Michelle Obama bragged about how she broke the royal rules when visiting Queen Elizabeth at in the United Kingdom back in 2016.
“After we’d touched down in a field on the palace grounds and said our hellos, however, the Queen abruptly threw a wrench into everything by gesturing for me to join her in the backseat of a Range Rover,” Michelle recalled, according to the IB Times.
Michelle went on to explain that the initial plan had been for her husband Barack Obama, to sit with her in the backseat while she sat in the passenger. Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, would then drive all of them to their chosen destination.
“I froze, trying to remember if anyone had prepped me for this scenario, whether it was more polite to go along with it or to insist that Barack take his proper seat by her side,” Michelle added.
It was clear to everyone that the Queen could tell how confused Michelle was.
“Did they give you a rule about this?” the Queen allegedly said to Michelle. “That’s rubbish. Sit wherever you want.”
Clearly, the Queen was miffed that Michelle was breaking the extremely simple rule. Instead of wasting more time explaining the correct behavior to Michelle, the Queen decided to give up and just allowed her to disrespect her.
The Queen was likely not surprised by Michelle’s lack of respect for her rules, as the former First Lady had infamously broken protocol during her first royal visit back in 2009. While meeting the Queen, Michelle went in for a big hug, which is something that people are specifically told not to do when meeting the royal monarch.
Many would argue that Michelle had no respect for the royal rules because she saw herself as a royal. She certainly acted like a Queen during her time in the White House, and unlike most First Ladies, she has not retreated from the spotlight at all since her husband’s time in office ended.
In contrast to Michelle, current First Lady Melania Trump was the epitome of respectful when she met the Queen last month. She followed all of the royal rules and was the perfect guest, representing our country in the classy way that it should be represented. We feel so lucky to finally have a First Lady who is not an embarrassment to our nation!