Queen Elizabeth to host President Obama
Queen Elizabeth II is to meet the new Head of State from the country wth the largest debt in the world. While this is by no means the fault of the newest American president, it is now his job to dig the United States of America out of the hole that it currently finds itself in. And if this President has half the brains given to a billy goat, he will listen very carefully when the Queen of England, who has seen 12 administrations come and go, offers advice, whether it be on a personal, political or world view level.
President Obama is surely not the only Head of State that the Queen will welcome during the G20 meeting. However, it is the first time that they will meet, and unusually it is not being done with a State Visit, more as an informal ‘get to know each other’ meeting. Perhaps the economic crises, and the fact that the State Visits are pricey affairs has something to do with this? Not to mention that Obama has probably not had a chance to prepare to meet the Queen formally, and no chance to learn all of the etiquette involved, what with being busy trying to address the international financial crisis, the nation’s education problems, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the energy crisis simultaneously – a daunting challenge for even the most dedicated multitasker!
This being the very first president of African American heritage, the Queen Mum might not have been best pleased to see him treading on her aubusson rugs, but he is sure to appreciate all of the heritage and history that England and the Royal Family can offer. But as stated earlier, it is the sincerest hope of this blogger that he takes HM’s advice to heart about anything that she might choose to offer advice on. With more than 60 years of world experience under her belt, she could teach a thing or two to the newbie on the block!Filed under The United Kingdom
Tagged Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Official Visit, President Obama of the United States, United States of America.