Donald Trump to visit UK in June

Donald Trump to visit UK in June

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle in July 2018.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

US President Donald Trump is expected to carry out a state visit to the UK this June.

President Trump may make a visit to the UK after it was reported he is due to travel to Europe and attend commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Trump’s official trip could be scheduled for early June which follows a working visit he made to Britain last summer with his wife Melania.

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said a request for a state visit from President Trump would be considered in the usual way but he didn’t say whether a request had yet been received.

A spokeswoman for the Speaker's Office said: "Should a request be made to address the Houses of Parliament, it will be considered in the usual way."

It is likely the visit will draw demonstrations in the same way as his controversial July 2018 trip so security is expected to be high.

Prime Minister Theresa May extended the offer of a state visit to Mr Trump early in his presidency when she met the US leader for the first time in the White House in January 2017.

The US leader's 2018 trip to the UK had many of the trappings of a state visit, including a meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle.

If Mr Trump does visit the UK he will be hosted by the Queen at either Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle and the trip is likely to follow the traditional format of an official open-air welcome, featuring prestigious British regiments, lunch with the Queen and a state banquet.

State visits normally last three days, and once the ceremonial elements with the Queen have been completed, visiting heads of state follow an itinerary that reflects their own interests and political aims.

Words by Wesley Hudson. 

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