Barack Obama’s “slap in the face” remark in response to Prince George’s “protocol breach”
After the two met for the first time at Kensington Palace, Barack Obama joked that Prince George had “breached etiquette,” calling it a “slap in the face.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince George, were left distraught after England’s squad failed to win the Euro 2020 title last Sunday. Supporters liked seeing the seven-year-old sing the national anthem with his parents during the game, as well as his moments of excitement from the royal box – but one moment in particular caught everyone’s attention and had royal fans saying the same thing. Cameras moved to George after England’s opening goal, who looked so dapper in a white shirt, navy blazer, and immaculate blue tie.
Before moving to his mother and giving her a squeeze, the Prince hugged his father hurriedly.
Following a few more seconds of joyous laughter with his hands on his tummy, George collected himself and quickly tucked his shirt in.
A 2016 article by the Daily Mirror about Prince George’s encounter with former US President Barack Obama has resurfaced as royal fans drool over the film.
Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, spent an evening with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before meeting George, who was just two years old at the time.
The Prince’s pyjama-clad encounter with the former President and First Lady was beamed around the world.
During his last appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Mr Obama called George “adorable,” but also joked that he had broken etiquette.
He joked that the young royal’s dress indicated that people were prepared for him to step down.
He compared being met by George in his checkered pyjamas and monogrammed bathrobe to his political opponents no longer returning his phone calls.
“It’s not just Congress,” he remarked.
“Even some international leaders have been looking forward to my departure.
“Prince George showed up in his bathrobe to our meeting last week.
“That was an obvious breach of procedure – a slap in the face.”
The Prince was allowed to stay up late to see the President and First Lady, to whom he presented the rocking horse that his parents had given him when he was born.
The Obamas met the Queen and “Brinkwire Summary News” on their tour to the United Kingdom in April 2016.