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    Uproar as Ivanka Trump Fails to Put Hand Over Heart During National Anthem in UK

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    The apparent misstep took place when Ivanka Trump attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, who hosted US President Donald Trump and members of his family and administration. The event was part of Trump’s three-day state visit to the UK, which wraps up today.

    Social media users did not mince words while lambasting Ivanka Trump’s lapse on Monday, when she did not put her right hand over her heart while the US national anthem was played during an event at the UK’s Buckingham Palace.

    While some accused her of “having no heart”, others insisted that Ivanka Trump desperately “needs civic classes”.

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    “The White Trump Family is nothing but an embarrassment to the world”, one netizen tweeted, echoed by another who claimed that “after all, it must be very difficult to locate a heart inside a trump body”.

    The US Flag Code stipulates that when the national anthem is played, “all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart”.

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    Notably, the Flag Code is not enforced, and there is no punishment for not adhering to it.

    On Wednesday, Donald Trump is wrapping up his first-ever state visit to the UK, which has seen an array of awkward episodes involving the US president. He, in particular, reportedly didn’t recognise his gift to the Queen and patted Her Majesty on her shoulder when she stood up with a glass of wine to toast Trump.

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