Notice that as Obama stumbles a bit in his toast – probably because he’s set the script down on the table and can barely see it – the orchestra figures he’s done and starts to play.
This would never have happened if TOTUS was in the house.
Anyway, what are we doing toasting queens in the first place? Gosh, I guess the monarchy looks good on Britain, but every time I hear a U.S. president having to accomodate royalty by talking about “Your majesty this” or “Your majesty that” I want to throw something out the window. Anything.
Like, if she says something, or walks across the room, is it by definition “majestic?”
“You eat your salad so majestically, your majesty.”
At least Elizabeth isn’t actually in charge, like the feudal chieftains of the Middle East and elsewhere.