Yesterday President Obama began a toast to the Queen at the wrong timeÂ as a result “God Save The Queen” was playing during hisÂ toast. Protocol states that the toast is to be given after “God Save the Queen” is played.
â€œAnd now I propose a toast to the Queen,â€ President Obama began, but only got as far as â€œTo the vitality of the special relationshipâ€ before â€œGod Save the Queenâ€ cut him off.
He continued to give his toast and raised his glass saying “To the Queen” she smiled, but becasue the song was playing no one drank from his or her glass including the president he put his glass down on the table.
Once the song was over everyone raised their glass.