(PresidentialHill.com)- Joe Biden’s seat at the Queen’s burial was 14 rows back, and Donald Trump made fun of it, saying that if he were president, he would have been seated closer to the front of the 2,000 mourners.
On Truth Social, the former president claimed that it demonstrated “no regard” for the United States any longer and recommended that Biden take this opportunity to get to know “leaders of some Third World Countries.”
Trump missed the memorial service for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch because invitations were only extended to current leaders of state.
However, he has honored Her Majesty numerous times.
In his initial impression of the burial, he noted Biden’s placement in Westminster Abbey, seven rows behind the president of Poland, along the side of the altar.
After the service, before the Queen was buried, Biden, assigned an aisle seat among the 2,000 mourners from across the world at Westminster Abbey, immediately took a flight back to the United States on Air Force One.
They held hands when the Bidens came to the abbey on Monday morning for the hour-long funeral service. The president sported a tie and a black suit. Jill Biden wore a Schiaparelli black dress.
Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron were among the foreign leaders who paid their respects to the late monarch. Westminster Abbey started to fill up at 8 am as the congregation began coming up three hours early.
The decisions regarding who will sit where and by whom were made by the Foreign Office.
The longest-serving living monarch in Europe, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, sat at the head of the international section. Behind them were Gulf royals, many of whom came without their wives.
But they all shared one thing: they all took a big motorcoach to the burial.
The president sat behind Polish President Andrzej Duda and in front of Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala for the duration of the hour-long mourning service.
The president of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, was seated next to Jill Biden.
The Bidens sat in Westminster Abbey’s south transept, a portion of the building designated for world leaders. The poets’ nook, where eminent British authors including Geoffrey Chaucer are interred, is located in the south transept.
Biden has seated nine rows behind Justin Trudeau at the funeral because etiquette dictates that leaders of the Commonwealth are ranked higher than those from the rest of the world.
Guests were seated on the platforms to the left, right, and in front of the Queen’s coffin. The first few rows comprised the royal family and King Charles.