Despite sharing the same language and same colours on their flags there is little in similarity between the two nations in almost every aspect of society.
Whether it’s food, television, sports or even Christmas, our American friends tend to do things bigger, louder and bolder than not just the little old UK but nearly every country in the world.
Some would say that the two countries have similar politics. However, Wednesday’s inauguration of president Joe Biden we noticed that the pomp and ceremony of a United States political ceremony put the UK to shame, especially when you look at the state openings of parliament. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these examples.
Seeing old presidents and first ladies vs Black Rod
In the United States, they invite old favourites back such as Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton and you’ve gotta admit its great to see them.
If you and girl don’t walk into the room like Barack and Michelle Obama, don’t walk in! Sheeeeeeeeesh! 👏🏾https://t.co/0snpWHWoyI
— Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT! (@Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT!)
In the UK, we get this completely bizarre tradition involving a character called ‘Black Rod’ who goes around banging on doors.
Star-Spangled Banner vs Standing around in silence
The United States national anthem isn’t for everybody but it is undeniable when belted from the lungs of Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga sings the US national anthem at the inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris… https://t.co/pZFgDkEsqI
In the UK everybody just stands around in silence in the House of Lords after the Queen has finished speaking.
Pop stars vs The Queen
Speaking of The Queen, she is the most important person to turn up at ceremonies in the UK parliament. Over in the US they can get JLo and Katy Perry to perform. We’ll let you decide which is more invigorating.
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