Former President Donald Trump has insisted that he would have been seated at a better seat than President Joe Biden if he was attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The state funeral had more than 500 foreign heads of state, monarchs, and dignitaries in attendance, all of whom were there to serve Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended and were seated on the 14th row, which is only seven rows before the very back of the room. When seeing this Trump took to his Truth Social social media platform to say that if he was still President he would have sat at a much better seat.
However, President Biden’s seat was probably determined by several factors that had nothing to do with Trump, including the fact that he was not directly related to the queen and the US does not belong to the Commonwealth.
The Times of London also published a seating chart from the event where it can be seen that the order followed was firstly the Queen’s family, then leaders of the Commonwealth, and finally other world leaders.
According to the Telegraph, commonwealth leaders were placed forward “due to protocol.”
Trump posted the photo of Biden in his seat with a red arrow saying that this was the effect within two years and claiming that America had lost its respectable position in the world. He also added that Biden was seated among “third world” country leaders.
Biden was the only US leader present as according to Politico former leaders were not invited due to the volume of people attending the funeral. The leaders for both New Zealand and Canada were seated ahead of Biden as they are Commonwealth countries.