Skip to comments.LeBron violates royal protocol, puts arm around Kate Middleton during photo
Posted on 12/09/2014 9:51:14 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
As part of a holiday and also in support of the NBA Cares initiative, Prince William and Kate Middleton took in a Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers contest on Tuesday night, sitting alongside unofficial NBA ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. The royals sat courtside as the Cavaliers broke a tie game in the third quarter and ran away with a lopsided 110-81 score.
Following the contest, LeBron James was kind enough to pose for a photo opportunity with Prince William and Kate, but he appeared to break a protocol that even the most ardent stateside royal admirers might still be unaware of.
Thats right, shock and horror! LeBron James put his arm around Kate Middleton!
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No kidding. Plus who cares. This is not the stuffy Queen. Will and Kate are the new and improved Royals who could care less about that kind of protocol. Get with 2014....the Queen certainly isn’t.
His pigment protection got in the way. Obama violated protocol with the queen a couple of times.
Americans ought to be able to observe a little protocol like the rest of the world does. Obama and his crowd have given more and more fuel to those who consider Americans thoughtless, ill-bred boors. LeBron can keep his paws off the Duchess, thank you. Not to mention that this is another man’s wife, royal or not.
Another gripe I have is that the American media persist in referring to the Duchess of Cambridge by her maiden name. No class.
Contact LeBron’s sponsors to explain why you will avoid their products due to who they sponsor.
Jay Z put his hand on Prince William’s shoulder for a second.Don’t know if he realized what he was doing and took it off or what.
He went from his court side to Prince William’s court side for a big photo op.
Obama also violated protocol--doing what no US president has ever done or should ever do--when he met with the king of Saudi Arabia and the emperor of Japan.
I believe Royal Protocol calls for the wearing of underwear also.
It’s what happens when you beat their ass twice.
LOL! What, we get to handle their princesses all we want?
Who does LeBron think he is, Bill Clinton?
When I first read the title I thought he forgot to curtsy.
Wasn’t this Michelle’s approach in meeting the Queen?
Royals and royal protocols do not exist in the United States of America. I am proud that LeBron James treated them like he would treat any other fans and not kow-tow to them.
Guess what? They are in the United States. The US Constitution does not recognize royal status, or any special rules for interacting with foreign royals.
Even less classy was NBA royalty wearing their "I can't breathe" tee shirts and subjecting the royal guests to political statements.
Meanwhile, I have to say this is FANTASTIC!!! Can you imagine how totally fuming Obama must be? NBA stars and his buddies JayZ and Beyoncé fawning over the royals at a game while he is totally out of the loop.
I JUST LOVE WATCHING MY HOME MOVIES OF MEEEEEEEE!
This is one classy and foxy lady, much more than William’s mother.
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