BACK ROW JOE! US President Seated 14 Rows Back at Queen’s Funeral

President Biden attended the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom Monday, where he and the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden were seated 14 rows behind the Royal Family at Windsor Castle.

From the New York Post:

President Biden may be the world’s most powerful man, but it didn’t ensure him a front-row seat at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday. 

The president and first lady Jill Biden were seated 14 rows back during the service at Westminster Abbey that drew 2,000 guests — including some 500 of the world’s presidents, kings, princes and prime ministers.

Perhaps taken into consideration was that the couple was among the few dignitaries who were granted permission to travel in their own presidential limousine, nicknamed “The Beast,” for security reasons. 

Most other leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were escorted to the funeral on shuttle buses due to tight security and road restrictions in place across London.