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David Johnston Touched The Queen And Now Everyone Is Clutching Their Pearls

No touching!

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Canada's governor general, David Johnston, is in the UK hanging with Queen Elizabeth in a final meeting before he steps down from the role in September.

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The tabloids are perturbed.

Daily Mail calls out Canada's Governor General for breaking protocol by touching Queen. David Johnston says he was… https://t.co/w0w8MEbr03

What was he thinking, helping a 91-year-old woman on some stairs?!

GG spurs UK tabloid controversy, breaching protocol, touching Queen's arm. Says he was "anxious to be sure there wa… https://t.co/sWRBOx2iST

Much debate. Such stirring.

Photo supplied by CBC's Thomas Daigle: Protocol breach, or too polite reach? GG's response to Queen's 'slippy step'… https://t.co/VxTnjs100x

Clearly the polite option was to let the Queen slip and fall.

@CBCAlerts He's Canadian. It's what we do. You don't let your Grandma fall. Relax people.

Manners shmanners, people.

@CBCAlerts If he had let her fall there would have been such a hue and cry reaction from the very same people That… https://t.co/S0myIFZhbJ

What would you prefer, a toothless monarch or a touched monarch?

@thomasdaigle Good for the GG; classy! What if the QUEEN had fallen and knocked her teeth out. F 'protocol'!! What a crazy world..... 😡😡😡

We all know the answer.

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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