Politicians of the most different caliber constantly are under a sight of cameras, and their acts discuss literally everything: from political scientists to housewives. In such situation very difficult constantly to observe the diplomatic protocol and formal etiquette. Therefore the amusing incidents which have happened even to the most famous and dear world leaders sometimes get to lenses of television cameras. To be fair, some of them go for violation of the rules quite consciously.
10 curious cases when politicians have spat on the protocol.
Barack Obama never conformed to the formal rules of decency and quite often got into situations of different degree of awkwardness. For example, in 2012 in the middle of the election campaign he has visited the town in the State of Virginia. In spite of the fact that weather has sharply deteriorated, Obama hasn't rescheduled an appointment. He has addressed audience in a light shirt and has even not used an umbrella. As a result the wet-through candidate has struck not only audience, but also media.
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11-year-old Norwegian prince Sverre Magnus at the celebration of the 80 anniversary of the king Harald and the queen of Sony in Oslo has violated the protocol, having a little danced and покорчив mugs during the ceremony. Internet users have drawn the attention of media to shots also. All scene looked so lovely that nobody has even thought of punishment of the prince.
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After the victory at presidential elections Donald Trump has unexpectedly shared number of the mobile phone with some leaders of other states, having said that they can call him directly. Media have picked up a subject at once, having noted that it violates the diplomatic protocol and also causes concern about security and privacy of negotiations of the U.S. President.
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Vladimir Putin, being in China at the APEC summit, Peng Liyuan has shown care of the spouse of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. In China the gentlemen's behavior of Vladimir Putin has caused small scandal. If the man approaches the unfamiliar woman so close, it is considered violation of the rules of etiquette. Nevertheless a part of media and users of social networks has assessed an act positively.
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The incident has happened to Barack Obama's wife Michele during the meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. The wife of the U.S. President has ingenuously embraced the queen that has caused an indignation wave in the English society. According to the protocol of meetings with monarchical persons, it is forbidden to touch the queen if she it doesn't allow. The queen, by the way, hasn't retired to the background and itself has put a hand on the U.S. President's wife.
The U.S. President George Bush Jr. in 2008 has visited military academy in Colorado where he has addressed graduates. Bush hasn't just congratulated all who gained diplomas that day, but also has found approach to each graduate and has exchanged informal greetings with them: I have spoken by phone with the family of one of children, I sent air-kisses to the right and on the left, I have undersigned on a peak-cap and I have kissed the graduate.
At the beginning of 2018 the prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived to India with an official visit. Under the protocol the Minister of Foreign Affairs has to meet it, but the prime minister of India Narendra Modi has done the guest the honor and has met him at the airport. Whether it is worth saying that the visit has taken place top-level?
Small scandal has happened during the meeting of the Canadian governor general David Johnston and Elizabeth II in London. The foreign politician and the queen came downstairs, and Johnston has taken the companion under an elbow that that hasn't fallen. Of course, media have caustically spoken on an incident, having reminded that it is impossible to touch the queen. But the politician hasn't become puzzled and has explained: if not his hand, then the queen could stumble and fall. So, to hell protocol!
To the British royal family of media always show special attention. On the eve of the wedding (it will be held in May, 2018) prince Harry with the actress Meagen Markl they are followed on heels by paparazzi. Recently tabloids were indignant on the fact that on public future newlyweds... held hands. Say, the British royal etiquette of such liberties doesn't allow. It, apparently, concerns the prince a little so the problem doesn't cost also the eaten-away egg. In addition it has turned out that officially such rules aren't recorded anywhere therefore each royal couple behaves as own education orders to them.
Prince Harry in general one of the most open members of the British royal family. If you don't trust us, then just google. Perhaps, doesn't pass also weeks that the prince hasn't appeared in embraces of citizens or just admirers in Australia, in Yorkshire or Canada.
The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau — one of the brightest public politicians of modern times. The special attention is deserved by his style: the Canadian combines strict suits and classical boots with mixed cheerful socks.
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