President Barack Obama made an embarrassing gaffe Tuesday during a salute to Queen Elizabeth.
"Ladies and gentlemen, please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast to her majesty, the queen," he said while lifting his glass during white-tie affair at Buckingham Palace.
That's when the, um, trouble happened. All of the VIP guests stood at the same time and the band struck up "God Save the Queen," the British national anthem. The president then placed his glass on the table until the song ended, according to Newsmax, as the Queen stood by awkwardly. Once the band finished, everyone raised their glasses.
Obama's lack of experience in diplomatic etiquette has been a source of national embarrassment since he's been in office, but this error might take the cake. At least, he isn't bowing before foreign heads-of-state anymore.
Remember, he once gave the Queen an iPod filled with his speeches as a present. Obama also once referred to France as our strongest friend in the world, and returned a bust of Winston Churchill which was showcased in the White House Oval Office.
The Brits must, at this point, be getting offended by such disrespect. For a list of Obama slights against Great Britain, click here.