Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral ceremonies brought together leaders from all over the world. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, could not be absent. His predecessor, Donald Trump, spoke about the American leader’s participation in the ceremony. He did not like the place that his successor had indicated.
“This is what happened to America in just two short years,” argues Trump, pointing to Joe Biden’s place at Westminster Abbey.
Biden took the place in the 14th row. President Andrzej Duda was sitting right in front of him, and Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland, was sitting next to him. The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, sat directly behind the American presidential couple.
Meanwhile, Trump believes it is a good time for Biden to “meet the leaders of some Third World countries.” “If I were the president, they wouldn’t put me there, and our country would be completely different than it is now!” – continued Trump in a post he posted on his Truth Social platform.
According to the protocol, leaders were seated in the front rows Commonwealth of Nations. The United States is not part of this organization. For this reason, for example, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, sat nine rows in front of the US president.
The Commonwealth of Nations is an international organization bringing together 56 independent states, the aim of which is cooperation for development, democracy and peace. The organization was established in 1931 under the Statute of Westminster as the British Commonwealth of Nations, also known as the British Commonwealth.
The so-called the seniority protocol, which stipulates that presidents are seated according to a procedure that depends on the length of time they have been in office. – The president who has held power the longest is the first to sit down. Andrzej Duda has been the president for a long time, so he is high in this procedure. Joe Biden became president later than Andrzej Duda, so he sat behind him – this is how the seating of presidents at the funeral of Elizabeth II was explained by diplomat Marek Nowakowski in an interview with “Fakt”.
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