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President Jimmy Carter had an etiquette blunder when he met the Queen, Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother on May 7, 1977.

Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother meet President Jimmy Carter

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, the Queen Mother, and Jimmy Carter at Buckingham Palace.

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The Queen first met President Carter during her visit to the US for the Bicentennial celebrations, but she was re-introduced to him as the president in 1977, according to the US Embassy and Consulates in the UK

He came to Buckingham Palace for dinner, and when President Carter was being introduced to the Queen Mother, he kissed her on the lips, breaking royal protocol, according to the BBC

“I took a sharp step backwards – not quite far enough,” the Queen Mother said of the encounter, according to the BBC.