Joe and Jill Biden were humiliated at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth on Monday, as they were placed fourteen rows back behind even the president of Poland at Westminster Abbey.
Daily Mail reported that though the Bidens claimed to have a “special” relationship with the Queen, they were seated far back at her hour-long memorial service. Joe sat directly behind Andrzej Duda, the Polish leader, and directly in front of Petr Fiala, the prime minister of the Czech Republic, while Jill as seated next to Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland.
The Bidens were seated far behind the Emperor and Empress of Japan, who were seated in the 6th row, and behind European royals and the King of Jordan. As soon as the funeral ended, the Bidens headed back to Washington D.C.
American President comes to a standstill in London traffic near Marble Arch. Might as well have taken the bus. pic.twitter.com/lJ2nNE5kC9
— Joe Armitage (@joe_armitage) September 19, 2022
This comes after Joe paid tribute to the Queen following her death on September 8 at the age of 96.
“To all the people of England, all the people in United Kingdom, our hearts go out to you,” Joe said after he signed a book of condolence and visited her lying-in-state in Westminster, according to Reuters. “You were fortunate to have had her for 70 years, we all were. The world’s better for her.”
“She treated everyone with dignity and respect,” he added, according to CNN. “Jill and I were honored to have met with her and feel her warmth. Our hearts go out to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.”
Joe went on to console King Charles, saying that the Queen would be “with him every step of the way, every minute, every moment and that’s a reassuring notion.”
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden join Queen Elizabeth's funeral service at Westminster Abbey. pic.twitter.com/5N8LJg5HHu
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 19, 2022
Jill told CNN that she has been “overwhelmed” by all the love she’s seen for the Queen.
“It was really moving. We walked in there, Joe and I, near the coffin, the mourners were filing past,” Jill said, adding that she witnessed a young boy in a Boy Scout uniform walk past the Queen’s coffin.
“He put up his three fingers and he gave the Queen a final salute, and just seeing that gave me a lump in my throat,” she continued, saying that seeing the “thousands and thousands” of people queuing to pay their respects for the Queen was “an amazing sight.”
Atlantic Council senior fellow Ben Judah told the Washington Examiner that the U.K.’s “special relationship” to the U.S. is changing, as Britain is trying to distance itself from America thanks to the “woke” left.
“There’s a growing realization in Britain that America has multiple special relationships,” he said. “A lot of illusions that British people had about their relationship with America are falling away and that Brexit, and the American reaction to Brexit, and this reaction to the death of the queen amongst the American Left is contributing to that.”
Judah was referring to the fact that the radical left has been disrespecting the Queen like crazy since her death was announced. Perhaps that’s why the royal family decided to seat the Biden’s so far back at her funeral.
So much for that “special relationship,” Joe.