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It’s been widely reported that Joe and Jill Biden were seated in the “bleachers” at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral — a total of fourteen rows back. It’s difficult to even spot them in photos.
President Donald Trump mocked Biden over the embarrassing situation. “This is what’s happened to America in just two short years. No respect!” Trump said.
“If I were president, they wouldn’t have sat me back there,” Trump added. “And our Country would be much different than it is right now!”
The seating plan holds incredible significance for the British. The front seats signify greater importance and they are “a place of honor,” according to British ambassador Lord Renwick. Front seats also enjoy a better view.
Among those seated in front of Joe Biden include the Emperor and Empress of Japan who were seated in the 6th row, the president of Poland, other European royals, and the King of Jordan.
Jill Biden was seated next to Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland.
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Renwick, who served as British ambassador to the United States in the early 1990s, said, “Biden isn’t very ego-driven but he’s going to be near the front.”
“[French President] Macron would have hysterics if he wasn’t given a place of honor. [German Chancellor] Olaf Scholz wouldn’t care. You’ve got to say to yourself: ‘Who is going to have a hissy fit?’”
Joe Biden needed his provided rewritten note card to fill out the condolence book at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Probably said, sit at table, pick up pen and copy these words. 😮 pic.twitter.com/gxRzvBRQDs
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President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attending the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II today. pic.twitter.com/gDDDoOXUX2
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The Bidens were afforded one special privilege denied other royals and heads of state: Instead of suffering the indignity of arriving by bus, they were permitted to ride to the affair in “the beast,” as the presidential limousine is known. That’s because U.S. Secret Service protocols dictate that the president travel by armored car with a security detail on hand.
Renwick said it is standard for the American president to receive exemptions that other world leaders would not receive.
“We don’t permit huge swarms of protectors to be around them, although you have to rein off for the president of the United States. He is always surrounded by secret service agents wherever he goes,” he said.
An honor to talk to President Biden today during the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
He expressed his heartfelt support for our country, and on behalf of the people of Kosovo, I extended our gratitude to him and our commitment to the ironclad 🇽🇰-🇺🇸 partnership. pic.twitter.com/PSWsezztsN
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Some 2,000 mourners attended the funeral for Queen Elizabeth, who died Sept. 8 at 96, after a record 70-year reign. King Charles and the rest of the royal family occupied the first two rows. Seated next to the Bidens in the legendary abbey’s south transept was Swiss President Ignazio Cassis.
The late queen was to be buried at Windsor Castle after the service.