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Awkward moment Brigitte Macron tries to hold hands with Queen Camilla at D-Day memorial – after French president keeps royals waiting by arriving late


The Queen and Mrs Macron, both in white, laid wreaths at the British Normandy memorial in Ver-sur-Mer.

After placing the flowers, they stepped back to reflect for a moment and the First Lady extended her hand to the Queen, but Camilla seemed somewhat reluctant to offer her gloved hand.

After appearing to give the royal hands a light squeeze, Ms Macron dropped them and the two stood side by side in front of the memorial.

While her gesture was undoubtedly well-intentioned, reaching out to members of the royal family is always a thorny issue.

According to the royal family’s website, there are «no mandatory codes of conduct» when meeting the Queen or a member of the royal family, but there is an unwritten rule that you shouldn’t go beyond a handshake.

While younger members of the royal family, such as Prince William and the Princess of Wales, are known to be more relaxed and huggable, the older generation follows the example of the late Queen, who was less tactful with the public.

President Emmanuel Macron also kept the King and Queen waiting when he was 20 minutes late for a grand D-Day commemoration ceremony today.

After laying flowers at the British Normandy memorial in Ver-sur-Mer, the first lady reached out to the Queen, but Camilla appeared somewhat reluctant to offer her a gloved hand.

The Queen, King Charles, President Macron and his wife Brigitte attend the UK Ministry of Defense and Royal British Legion commemoration ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of

The Queen, King Charles, President Macron and his wife Brigitte attend the UK Ministry of Defense and Royal British Legion commemoration ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of

King Charles greeted Mrs Macron with a kiss on the hand and showed no signs of irritation after the French president and his wife were late

King Charles greeted Mrs Macron with a kiss on the hand and showed no signs of irritation after the French president and his wife were late

President Macron put a supportive arm around his wife as they joined King Charles and Camille at the memorial

President Macron put a supportive arm around his wife as they joined King Charles and Camille at the memorial

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The awkward moment came after Brigitte and Emmanuel left the King and Queen waiting

The awkward moment came after Brigitte and Emmanuel left the King and Queen waiting

The royals were already sitting and waiting on Thursday morning when the French head of state finally arrived for the 80th anniversary celebrations at Britain’s Normandy memorial in Ver-sur-Mer.

King Charles and Queen Camilla did not comment on the behavior of Mr Macron, who was accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron.

But the French media noticed what happened and it was widely reported.

The Queen and French First Lady, both dressed in white, looked festive as they prepared to lay some flowers

The Queen and French First Lady, both dressed in white, looked festive as they prepared to lay some flowers

The pair appeared to engage in friendly conversation as they stood side by side during Charles and Camilla's state visit to France last year.

The pair appeared to engage in friendly conversation as they stood side by side during Charles and Camilla’s state visit to France last year.

Shortly before the awkward moment, the pair appeared to be engaged in conversation while waiting for the flowers to be laid

Shortly before the awkward moment, the pair appeared to be engaged in conversation while waiting for the flowers to be laid

While the Queen and First Lady appeared engaged in the conversation, the King and President also seemed to enjoy chatting

While the Queen and First Lady appeared engaged in the conversation, the King and President also seemed to enjoy chatting

Cnews TV reported: ‘While the King and Queen of England had already been enthroned, Emmanuel Macron and his wife arrived at the Franco-British ceremony 20 minutes late, shocking the English.’

On Tuesday, Mr Macron was almost an hour late when he turned up for the first D-Day commemoration in Plumelec, Brittany.

The Elysee Palace did not immediately comment on the president’s delay in Brigitte’s attempt to hold the queen’s hand.

The First Lady followed in the footsteps of Hollywood star Tom Cruise, who offered his hand to Kate Middleton to help her take baby steps at the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in May 2022.

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It followed the example of other Americans who raised eyebrows by being sensitive, including Michelle Obama, who famously hugged the late queen, and LeBron James, who did the same with Kate.

Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise (pictured right) raised eyebrows at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London last night as he took the hand of Kate Middleton (pictured left)

Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise (pictured right) raised eyebrows at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London last night as he took the hand of Kate Middleton (pictured left)

But the American stars can't resist going beyond the more restrained salute in the presence of the royal family, as Tom demonstrated at the night's event.  He follows in the footsteps of other Americans who have raised eyebrows by being sensitive, including Michelle Obama, who famously hugged the Queen, and LeBron James, who did the same with Kate Middleton (pictured).

Another touching moment between an American and the Queen occurred in 2014, when Prince William and Kate Middleton (pictured in the middle) met in New York with American basketball player LeBron James (pictured on the right), who put his arm around the Duchess.

One of the most infamous examples of Americans feeling connected to the British royal family came in 2009 when First Lady Michelle Obama (pictured left) hugged the Queen (pictured right)

One of the most infamous examples of Americans feeling connected to the British royal family came in 2009 when First Lady Michelle Obama (pictured left) hugged the Queen (pictured right)

Among the most famous tactile moments occurred when the Queen and then First Lady Michelle Obama met in Buckingham Palace.

The Obamas visited Her Majesty in April 2009 when she hugged the monarch who returned the favor and hugged the first lady.

Although the incident raised eyebrows at the time, reflecting on the interaction 10 years later, during a London promotion for her memoir in 2019, Michelle Obama said it was a «natural human reaction».

“Among world leaders, there are people who deal with protocol, and the people they represent usually don’t want that protocol.

President Trump broke protocol when he appeared to pat the Queen on the shoulder as she rose to toast him

President Trump broke protocol when he appeared to pat the Queen on the shoulder as she rose to toast him

“So you ask, who are you doing this for? Because they don’t want it, we don’t want it.

«But that’s the way things are. So I don’t know that I could have done anything differently because it was a natural human reaction.»

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She added that the monarch called the royal protocol «rubbish» during a later visit to Windsor Castle.

Her husband’s successor in the White House, Donald Trump, later raised eyebrows when he appeared to pat the Queen on the shoulder as she rose to give a toast at a state banquet in June 2019.

As the Queen rose with a glass of Windsor Great Park English sparkling wine, the President reached out and placed his left hand behind her right shoulder as if to pat her.

While the term protocol is bandied about a lot, it is considered extremely poor form to touch a member of the royal family in such a formal setting. The queen did not respond and continued to play the gracious hostess.

When the Queen met Michelle Obama in 2009 and was then hugged by the First Lady, the monarch reciprocated.

When the Queen met Michelle Obama in 2009 and was then hugged by the First Lady, the monarch reciprocated.

Another significant moment came in 2014 when Kate Middleton and Prince William met Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James in New York after a game against the Brooklyn Nets.

As the trio posed for photos, the athlete put his arm around the Duchess’s shoulders, which attracted a lot of attention.

Speaking to MailOnline about the touching moment, etiquette expert William Hanson said: ‘While I’m sure the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be worried about it, Mr James shouldn’t have hugged her.

“Americans are much more tactile than us Brits and this is another example of an American being overly sensitive to the British Royal Family. You’d think they would have learned that by now.’

However, Cambridge didn’t seem to mind at the moment and were seen laughing and joking with LeBron during their interaction.



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