President Obama had to pull this one out of Joe Biden’s playbook- Talking over the English National Anthem. Obama thought that it was, “like a soundtrack” to his speech. As you watch the video you’ll notice that the Queen was NOT amused and everyone else in the room felt very uncomfortable. Even the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg looked uncomfortable as Obama explained that he thought the anthem playing was “like a soundtrack”.
As he went to raise his glass the Queen ignored him as the National Anthem is was playing and it’s not tradition to toast, or to speak while the anthem plays.