At one point, the president also turned his back on the Queen, and he left his suit open. Perhaps she wanted to be early, or just wanted a good first look at the Cold Stream military band that performed the USA national anthem for the trio once they all arrived.
On Friday morning, POTUS held talks and a working lunch with May at her country retreat of Chequers, after excoriating her Brexit strategy, while Melania took time out during the couple's four-day visit to Britain to meet veterans and make paper flowers with schoolchildren.
Trump did appear to notice, and in the video below you'll see that as she catches up with him, she gives the tiniest gesture with her hand, signaling to him to continue walking.
Ahead of the tea, Trump complimented the Queen in the Sun, "I think she represents her country so well".
Despite the faux pas, Trump still expressed his appreciation for the monarch, stating: 'She is a tremendous woman. "She has got a great and attractive grace about her".
His previous comments about members of the royal family have not been so generous. William, second in line to the throne, is the monarch's grandson.
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Trump stepped in front of the queen.
In his book "The Art of the Comeback" Trump even said he wished that he was able to "court" Princess Diana, who died in a auto crash in 1997.
"She was insane, but these are minor details".
It turns out there are no specific rules when it comes to meeting Queen Elizabeth II.
A January 2017 report in The Sunday Times newspaper said Trump and Charles would not meet during his visit to Britain due to their strongly divergent views on climate change.
However, as the president and the Queen reviewed the Queen's Guard before strolling around and entering the historic fortress, Trump walked directly in front of the Queen, inadvertently blocking her for a moment.